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
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.
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
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