What fish can live with Otocinclus?

Otocinclus Tank Mates

  • Boraras.
  • Cory cats.
  • Dwarf Gouramis.
  • Neon Tetras.
  • Rasbora.

Can Otocinclus live with other fish?

Otocinclus Catfish can do well with most other community tank fish, especially Cory Catfish. Also, Otocinclus can do well in freshwater shrimp tanks and freshwater snail tanks.

Can Otto fish live with bettas?

Otocinclus catfish are extremely peaceful and will not attack your betta unless they are starving. However, the same can’t be said for your betta. However, if your betta is relatively peaceful (which is often the case) then otocinclus’ make great tank mates, and they’ll help you get rid of any algae build up.

Can you keep shrimp with Otocinclus?

Otocinclus is the only fish in a community tank that is absolutely safe to keep with shrimp.

Does Otocinclus poop alot?

Yes, they do poop a lot, their digestion tract is always moving food through it. The poop though is very low in ammonia due to their plant based diet. This makes things look messy but it doesn’t contribute to the bioload as much as it appears to (still does though).

How do I know if my Otocinclus is healthy?

Healthy Otocinclus will dart quickly around the tank. You may also spot them hanging off rocks, or the sides of the tank to feed on any algae growth building up on these surfaces.

Can Otocinclus live in a 3 gallon tank?

How about this.. it’s not that you cannot house them in such a small tank, it is recommended that you keep them in 3 gal or larger because they need the room to swim around.

Can Otocinclus catfish live in 5 gallon tank?

However the specific types of algae you have also will dictate what algae eaters you use. That being said, I don’t think Otocinclus are a viable long term option for a 5 gallon tank. They are very social and like to have space to swim. Probably a 2′ or 3′ tank would be the minimum.

What do Otocinclus catfish eggs look like?

The eggs can vary from transparent, to cream, to yellow-green in color. The average spawning will have 20 to 40 eggs. The baby fish will live on micro-organisms in the tank for the first week, then graduate to algae.

Why do Otocinclus poop a lot?

Will Otocinclus eat fish poop?

Do fish eat poop? They might, but they probably don’t. You may sometimes see a fish nibble on poop from other fish, and fish do have a tendency to eat whatever they see floating in the water column – but they also have a tendency to spit non-food items back out (including poop).

Does Otocinclus carry disease?

Make sure the water chemistry is correct, and avoid changing it as much as possible. Keeping Otocinclus away from aggressive fish will also go a long way towards preventing injuries that infections can use to attack the fish. The most common disease for Otocinclus is malnutrition.