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Zebra Otocinclus (Otocinclus Cocama)

$3999 CAD
SKU: 400000027265

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Zebra Otocinclus (Otocinclus Cocama)

Description

The Zebra Otocinclus, scientifically known as Otocinclus cocama, belongs to the Loricariidae family, specifically the Hypoptopomatinae subfamily.

  1. Temperature: Zebra Otocinclus thrives in a freshwater aquarium with a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A tank with a minimum capacity of 20 gallons is suitable for a small group of Zebra Otocinclus.

Feeding Habits: Zebra Otocinclus are herbivores, primarily feeding on algae. A well-balanced diet in captivity may include algae wafers, sinking pellets, and occasional blanched vegetables.

Habitat Preference: These fish are native to South America, particularly in Peru, and are commonly found in slow-moving streams and tributaries.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: Zebra Otocinclus are peaceful and social fish, often found in groups. They exhibit a calm demeanor and are compatible with other non-aggressive community fish.

Zebra Otocinclus are known to form loose shoals. They benefit from the company of their own kind and feel more secure in groups.

Zebra Otocinclus are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day.

These fish are bottom dwellers, frequently exploring the lower regions of the aquarium in search of food.

Color and Other Details: Zebra Otocinclus are characterized by their small size, typically reaching around 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). They have a slender, elongated body with distinct black and white stripes, resembling a zebra pattern. This distinctive coloration adds an attractive element to the aquarium.

In summary, the Zebra Otocinclus is a charming and sociable freshwater fish suitable for community aquariums, contributing not only to algae control but also to the visual appeal of the tank. Proper attention to water parameters and a suitable diet will ensure their well-being in captivity.

Specifications

  • Category
    Catfish
  • Species Type
    Otto Catfish
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 78°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Driftwood, Rocky Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Shoaling

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Zebra Otocinclus (Otocinclus Cocama)

$3999 CAD

The Zebra Otocinclus, scientifically known as Otocinclus cocama, belongs to the Loricariidae family, specifically the Hypoptopomatinae subfamily.

  1. Temperature: Zebra Otocinclus thrives in a freshwater aquarium with a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A tank with a minimum capacity of 20 gallons is suitable for a small group of Zebra Otocinclus.

Feeding Habits: Zebra Otocinclus are herbivores, primarily feeding on algae. A well-balanced diet in captivity may include algae wafers, sinking pellets, and occasional blanched vegetables.

Habitat Preference: These fish are native to South America, particularly in Peru, and are commonly found in slow-moving streams and tributaries.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: Zebra Otocinclus are peaceful and social fish, often found in groups. They exhibit a calm demeanor and are compatible with other non-aggressive community fish.

Zebra Otocinclus are known to form loose shoals. They benefit from the company of their own kind and feel more secure in groups.

Zebra Otocinclus are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day.

These fish are bottom dwellers, frequently exploring the lower regions of the aquarium in search of food.

Color and Other Details: Zebra Otocinclus are characterized by their small size, typically reaching around 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). They have a slender, elongated body with distinct black and white stripes, resembling a zebra pattern. This distinctive coloration adds an attractive element to the aquarium.

In summary, the Zebra Otocinclus is a charming and sociable freshwater fish suitable for community aquariums, contributing not only to algae control but also to the visual appeal of the tank. Proper attention to water parameters and a suitable diet will ensure their well-being in captivity.

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