Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. ‘Peru Orange’)


A beautifully and distinctively marked dwarf relative of the common Otocinclus, the Orange Zebra Oto inhabits the upper Rio Nanay in Peru, 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 best kept in groups.

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Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. ‘Peru Orange’)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Upper Rio Nanay
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore. Should be fed a primarily vegetable based diet.
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 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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