Otocinclus affinis Steindachner, 1877
Golden otocinclus
Otocinclus affinis
photo by Schmitt, R.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Biology:  Mainly nocturnal. Feeds on algae (Ref. 6868). Aquarium keeping: feeds on plants and roots; in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 November 2018 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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