Oto catfish (Otocinclus affinis)

Otocinclus catfish or dwarf sucking catfish (Macrotocinclus affinis, ex. Otocinclus affinis) are commonly called “Oto Catfish” or “otos” is a small and not bright fish – however, it’s one of the most efficient algae eaters in a tank.

That catfish together with Caridina japonica shrimp are able to keep you tank and all plants in it clean and tidy.

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Bristlenose catfish (Ancistrus dolichopterus)

Bristlenose catfish (Ancistrus dolichopterus) is one of the most spread species in the family Loricariidae, it’s a very popular tank fish. Both beginners and experienced aquarists know about it and keep it.

Ancistrus has caught such close interest due to its features: the fish is called a “tank cleaner”, it’s easy in care, its behavior is quite extraordinary, its cupule-mouth structure makes it remarkably different from a number of other fishes.


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