Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #373

gtong at sirius_com (G.Tong) asks:

>What kind of conditions do otocinclus prefer--pH, temp, etc.? I'd like to
>get a few but can't easily find info on them.

mine seem quite happy with  a pH between 7 and 8, soft water (<2 deg),
and a temp in the mid-upper 70s. 

I have 4 in a well planted 40g octo tank, they keep it so clean of
algae that I  drop in sinker food so they won't starve. :-)