Otocinclus affinis Steindachner, 1877
Golden otocinclus
photo by Schmitt, R.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Mainly nocturnal. Feeds on algae (Ref. 6868). Aquarium keeping: feeds on plants and roots; in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.09.18
Checked by: Schaefer, Scott - 31.01.01

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