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PEPPERMINT OTOCINCLUS ((Parotocinclus cf. eppleyi)

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A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Peppermint Oto inhabits Venezuela’s Rio Orinoco, 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.

Origin: Wild Venezuela
Locale: Orinoco
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