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Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Tropical -

COM­MON OTTO Sci­en­tific name: Otocin­clus macrospilus Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Oh-toe-sin-kluss mak-row-spill-us Ori­gin: Peru, Colom­bia and Ecuador Size: 3.5cm Tank size: 45x30x30cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Soft wa­ter pre­ferred, 5.5-7.5 ph, 1-12°H Tem­per­a­ture: 22-26°C Tem­per­a­ment: Very peace­ful. Don’t mix with large fish Feed­ing: Largely her­biv­o­rous – al­gae wafers, aufwuchs, oc­ca­sional frozen foods Avail­abil­ity and cost: Com­mon, of­ten mis­la­belled; from aound £3.50 each.

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