Alternative Name(s): Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish
Scientific Name(s): Otocinclus macrospilus
Maximum Size: 4cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 50 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 18" x 12" x 12"
Water Temperature Range: 21-28°C
Water pH Range: 5.5-7.5
Water Hardness Range: 1-12 dGH
Thank you for accepting me to your group. I have been looking at your articles for awhile now but I only joined today.
Please could you give me your opinions/ experience of keeping otos and c.habrosus together?
I “accidentally “ bought a couple of otos 6 months ago from my LFS ( went in for cherry shrimp , came out with otos)
Spent the next few weeks worrying about them as I read that they often die soon after purchase and when they didn’t, I bought a couple more. They look plump and have grown and I love them.
Currently they are in a 65L tank ( 60cm long, 30cm wide) and I have 4 otos and 4 male endlers. I would really like some more but think that I would need a bigger tank….
I was wondering if keeping some c. Habrosus with them might make them feel like they have a bigger gang? Does anyone have experience of this?
so my questions are:
If I get a larger tank , would 140L be big enough ( was thinking 90cm x40x40) for 10 otos and 10 c.habrosus ?
Would it be best to get maybe 5 c.habrosus and add them to my current tank while a new one is growing some algae then put everything from old tank into new one ( including extra filter that I will run in old tank first) and then over a couple of months and more otos and then another 5 corys?
I think I would re-cycle the 65l and move the the 4 endlers back in there.
Thank you for reading all of this 😁