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Otocinclus Fish

The Otocinclus breed, is another fish, that is well-known for its algae eating capabilities. Because of this, feeding them will be quite easy, similar to the Siamese Algae Eaters. There is a difference however: The Otocinclus Fish, is an herbivore species. So, avoid giving them meat, or other food products that include meat as well. A good choice, would be the algae wafers you can buy at any fish store. Usually, 1 piece at every 2 days is enough to feed them. But if you don’t want to buy ready-made food, you can get something from your kitchen too. Green vegetables are loved by the Otocinclus. Lettuce, spinach and zucchini are great, if you cut them into small pieces. If you have a tank of small, fresh water fish, the Otocinclus can prove to be a great addition. Due to its peaceful nature, it will thrive with other peaceful species in a community tank.