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Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Tropical -

COM­MON OTTO Sci­en­tific name: Otocin­clus vit­ta­tus Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Oh-toe-sin-kluss vee-tat-us Ori­gin: Wide­spread over South Amer­ica east of the An­des Size: 3.5cm Tank size: 45x30x30cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Soft wa­ter pre­ferred, 6.0-7.5 ph, 2-16°H Tem­per­a­ture: 20-25°C Tem­per­a­ment: Very peace­ful, but don’t mix with large fish Feed­ing: Largely her­biv­o­rous – al­gae wafers, aufwuchs, oc­ca­sional frozen foods Avail­abil­ity and cost: Very com­mon; from around £3.50 each

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