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Old 09-18-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Uh-oh Oto???

I'm starting to notice differences in the markings in the fish that were sold to me as otos. Can you please tell me if you can ID these based on the attached pictures? (Sorry- bad iPhone pics are all I have).

The first two look like otos to me. The last pictures are those I am concerned about because they have spots on their back.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Look like otos to me :/
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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There are several species of Otocinclus catfish.

Check Planet Catfish, search Otocinclus to see all the different ones.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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hard to tell with the pics they are either otos or a chinese algae eater. Take a look at this. You will have a better idea as you can actually see the fish up close.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Chinese Algae Eater
I also wanted to add google Otocinclus and look at the pics there there are a tun that look just like your do.
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Thank you! This is the info I needed to do more research. Ill let you know what I find.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #6
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Ok. Got my species ID: Scientific Name Otocinclus hoppei. They are under 2 inches, so I am happy - they will fit in my aquarium! Thanks everyone!
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