Dwarf Otocinclus (Otocinclus Caxarari)

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Otocinclus Caxarari (Otocinclus caxarari) is a small catfish species that is popular in freshwater aquariums. They have a slender, elongated body with a light coloration and small black spots, compared to the common Otocinclus that has a grey body coloration  Their eyes are large and their mouth is small, and they have a sucker-like mouth to attach themselves to surfaces. Otocinclus Caxarari are peaceful and prefer to be kept in groups, making them a great addition to a community tank. They are generally active during the day and will spend most of their time on the bottom of the tank. 

  • SOLD SIZE: about 1"
  • Origin: Amazon River Basin
  • Max size in inches: 1.5 inches (4 cm)
  • Recommended tank size in gallons: at least 10 gallons
  • Water temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • Temperament: peaceful and social
  • Diet: herbivorous, mainly eating algae and plant matter
  • Lifespan: up to 3 years