Otocinclus Catfish; this dwarf sucker mouth catfish is a popular custodial freshwater aquarium fish known for its ability to keep algae buildup under control. It is timid peaceful fish that is very active and should be kept in small group of no less than 4 fish, being in a group makes them feel safe and become more active. It is not a colorful fish but an intriguing one, it is continuously foraging and looking for food all around every leaf and small spaces where there is organic bio film to feed on. Otocinclus should be added to a cycled stable and established planted aquarium. They grow to a maximum size of 2 inches but mostly they are a little smaller 1" or so. In the wild they inhabit south america rain forest waterways that have lots of vegetation.
Purchase Size: 1"
We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
There is no box charge. We do use O2 on all shipments.
We also use ice and heat when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.
Orders received on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.