Frequently Asked Questions

Can Otocinclus Live Alone?

While Otocinclus are capable of living alone in an aquarium, it’s not the recommended setup for these social creatures. Acclimating to a new environment can be significantly more stressful for a solitary Oto compared to being introduced as part of a group. In the wild, Otocinclus are found in groups that exhibit schooling behavior, and they are more comfortable and less stressed in similar settings in home aquariums.

Maintaining a minimum group of three to six Otos would be best in a suitable-sized aquarium, as this mirrors their natural habitat and promotes the overall well-being and longevity of each Oto.

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How Many Otocinclus Should Be Kept Together?

Otocinclus are schooling fish and prefer living in groups rather than alone. Keeping a group of at least three to
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Are Otocinclus Good Algae Eaters?

Undeniably, Otocinclus are excellent algae eaters and are often referred to as ‘Algae Eating Machines’. They are particularly beneficial in controlling