Frequently Asked Questions

Do Otocinclus Produce a Lot of Waste?

Otocinclus, like any other fish species, do produce waste material. Still, considering their small size, the amount of waste they generate is relatively less compared to larger fish species. Keeping this in mind, a couple of Otos won’t drastically impact the overall bioload of your aquarium.

However, having a reliable filter mechanism in place, conducting regular waste checks and performing routine water changes is essential. Overlooking these aspects can accumulate toxins in the tank and create unhealthy and stressful conditions for your aquarium inhabitants.

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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