Otocinclus Catfish

Otocinclus Catfish

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MSRP: $18.00
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1.20 LBS
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Otocinclus Catfish - Otocinclus sp. (Macrotocinclus affinis / Otocinclus affinis)

The Otocinclus Catfish, commonly known as Otos or Oto Cat.  These little Loricariidae cats are one of the smallest you can find in the hobby and does a fantastic job cleaning algae in an aquarium.  Even aquascaping experts love the cleaning ability of the Oto as they are safe for planted aquariums.

Size is about 3/4" to 1".  

**Sold in Bundles of 3 Fish**

  • 4

    Posted by Michele on 29th Jan 2021

    Excellent experience this time around in regards to protocols which is important to us as we are high risk and been staying out of public. I am glad I gave them a 3rd chance as the first two were not so good (didn't feel safe). This time the young man was courteous, professional, respected us by keeping him and us safe the entire time. Friendly from first phone call to last phone call to picking them up in person. Rare at this store so it was just really nice to have a good comfortable experience. Thank you... One fish passed away within hours after getting it :( , but the other two are thriving and seem to be content in their new home. :)

  • 4
    Quick delivery, 1 fish was dead

    Posted by Reina McAlexander on 28th Jan 2021

    1 of the 6 fish was dead and partially eaten by the time they arrived. Otherwise, quick shipping and delivery. The other 5 are healthy and active.

  • 5
    Oto Cats Attack!

    Posted by Nelson Rivera on 9th Jan 2021

    The algae in my tank doesn't stand a chance thanks to these guys. The arrived fast and got right to work cleaning his. Thanks so much PetZone!

  • 5
    live fish order: otocinclus catfish

    Posted by gavin jacobson on 1st Jan 2021

    always been hesitant to order life fish on internet. so glad i did- Pet Zone delivered. quick turn around, arrived healthy, doing well in my tank. will definitely use them again.

  • 5

    Posted by Kathy on 4th Dec 2020

    So far, so good! Arriving in a warm box and looking very healthy, our three little algal eaters are thriving and eating up the overabundance of algae accumulated in our tank. They only arrived two days ago, so hopefully this positive trend will continue!

  • 5
    Otocinclus Catfish

    Posted by Amy on 2nd Dec 2020

    A notoriously difficult fish to ship and care for. All 9 of my fish arrived fat and healthy! All have survived. I am very impressed with the care they were given before they were sold and shipped to me. I believe that made all the difference. WELL DONE!

  • 4
    Otocinclus catfish

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Nov 2020

    Ordered 3 got 4. One was sick. So ended up with 3 anyway. Arrived fast and packed well. Would order again.

  • 3
    Second Order was Terrible

    Posted by tara dinicola on 11th Nov 2020

    My first order experience was great, it shipped 3 days after I placed my order, the box clearly stated LIVE FISH. All the 3 arrived live and are still thriving months later.
    However, my second order NOT GREAT. While it did arrive even faster (the day after I placed the order), Nowhere on the packaging did it say LIVE FISH it only said Perishable which made my front desk put it in in the fridge thankfully I picked it up the moment I got the notification so they weren't in there long. When I opened the box 1 was dead, the other 2 where alive but they had this red blotchiness on their underbellies my other Oto's did not have. I put them in a quarantine tank and treated them with a little Primafix thinking it may be a fungal infection but another one took a turn for the worst shortly after and the I'm not hopeful for the last one.
    Overall this is a real hit or miss it seems.

  • 5
    Otocinclus Catfish

    Posted by Michelle Steppe on 29th Sep 2020

    Ordered the 3 pack and received them the next day. They are the cutest little things! We offered them blanched cucumber and were happy to see that they began eating right away. We had read that it is very important to get them eating as soon as possible. They are doing great so far! Will be ordering more for our other tanks.

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