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Otocinclus variant or sick?

Hey all, just brought home a few otos for my tank and noticed one of them is yellowish and has a slightly different pattern on top. He seems healthy and active and no bulging stomach or eyes. Is this a variance of oto or is something wrong with him?
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I would agree that it is a variant-- looks like otocinclus affinis which has a common name of "The Golden Oto."


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I would agree that it is a variant-- looks like otocinclus affinis which has a common name of "The Golden Oto."
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There are actually over 20 different Oto species--- 9 of which are commonly found at LFS.


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There are actually over 20 different Oto species--- 9 of which are commonly found at LFS.
I suppose I did not realize there were that many! I have what seem to be the 'normal' ones, however there are different patterns on them, which I have found cool.

Too bad they just hang out on the filter intake in the back of the blackwater tank now. Was hoping having all 14+ together would get some cool shoaling action...



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I suppose I did not realize there were that many! I have what seem to be the 'normal' ones, however there are different patterns on them, which I have found cool.

Too bad they just hang out on the filter intake in the back of the blackwater tank now. Was hoping having all 14+ together would get some cool shoaling action...
Have you ever read this article? Great resource on Otos.


TFH Magazine Forum ? View topic - The Otocinclus Paper [Work In Progress]
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