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Otocinclus affinis , Steindachner, 1877
Common name unknown

Origin: Brazil : vicinity of Rio de Janeiro.

Etymology: affinis: Unknown

Synonyms: None, has been sold as O. nigrans for a while. Many people that keep Otocinclus 'affinis' are actually owners of Otocinclus vittatus.

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae

First European import: Unknown

Description: See picture

Care:See Otocinclus vittatus

Temperature: 18-24 °C

Feeding: Algae, flake food.

Size:Up to 6.5 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding: See Otocinclus vittatus, although no one seems to have bred these fish sofar, probably due to the availabilty of the fish.

Sexual dimorphism: Females are larger and have bigger bellies.

Prices: Unknown.

Additional: The picture is of a real O. affinis. The only other correct image I could find on the web is on Planet Catfish, which shows a picture of David Sands.

Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus

References: Http://www.fishbase.org

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