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Zebra Otto (Otocinclus cocama) *Last Group of 8*

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£144.00 GBP
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£144.00 GBP

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All measurements are total length including tail.

Please fully read this care guide to make sure you know how to care for the fish. 

Zebra Ottos are hardier and easier to keep than your normal Ottos. They get a bit larger and they're much easier to feed and hold their condition much better. 

Zebra Otto

Otocinclus cocama

Wild caught from Peru

Max Adult Size: 4cm (1.7”)

Temperature Range: 21 – 25 C no warmer. 

PH Range: 6.0 – 7.5

Water Hardness: 2 – 25 dGH

Flow Rate: Sensitive to low oxygen levels, so the use of a powerhead directed at the water surface, spray bar or vigorous air stone is advised.  

Diet: Grazes on algae, diatoms and biofilm; they do not generally accept algae wafers and other prepared foods. Pleco Pops and Repashy Gel foods are accepted and in our experience really a high-algae gel food is the only way to keep Ottos really well fed and healthy unless you have an enormous algaescape. Some success can be had with peppers, courgette etc. but a mature and well established tank is essential to provide the necessary grazing. Avoid cucumber it doesn't have enough calories. 

Breeding: Not much is recorded, thought to be similar to other Otocinclus sp. 

Notes: This fish ideally needs to be kept in social groups of at least five.