Common Name: Dwarf Sucker Catfish or Oto Catfish
Scientific Name: Otocinclus affinis
Max Size: 5 cmOrigin: South AmericaTemperament: Generally peacful schooling community fish.Water Perameters: Temperature 21 - 27 C and pH 5.5 - 7.5
Description: A black line runs from the snout through the eye until it reaches the caudal fin. The catfish is dark tan above the line and light tan below. The Dwarf Sucker Catfish Males tend to be smaller than females.They will need some tall plants or decorations to cling on to as they prefer the middle to top of tank area to feed.
Breeding: Difficult to breed in home aquariums. In the wild this species lays eggs on plants.
Dwarf Sucker Catfish
Common Name Dwarf Sucker Catfish Scientific Name Otocinclus affinis Origin South America Max Size 5 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
5.5 - 7.5
Diet Type Herbivore Min Tank Size Small Temperature Range 21 - 27 C Care Level Moderate