Longnose Peppermint Oto (Parotocinclus longirostris)


Adistinctively marked and uncommonly imported relative of the common Otocinclus, the Longnose Peppermint Oto is known from the lower Rio Negro and its tributaries in the Brazilian Amazon, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamented algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are social fish, best kept in groups.

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Long Nose Peppermint Oto (Parotocinclus longirostris)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Preto da Eva
Diet: Algae/Biofilm grazer and omnivore. Should be fed a varied diet.
Adult Size: 1″+
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful towards all tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:  6.0 – 7.5
Temp:  75-82F
Ammonia:  0ppm
Nitrite:  0ppm
Nitrate:  <30ppm

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