Baby Otocinclus... Right?....

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    astertk New Member Member

    My friend just got a sucker fish for his 5 gallon. He says it’s a dwarf, so I’m guessing it’s supposed to be an otocinclus. But it’s albino, and albino otos appear to be generally yellow, while this one is pink. This isn’t a bristlenose is it?
     

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    jess3434 Valued Member Member

    It's really hard to tell from the picture and if it's an oto it will not do well in that tank without others of it's kind. Can you try getting a better pic?
     
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    jess3434 Valued Member Member

    And being honest it doesn't look like one to me...
     
  4. alauruin

    alauruin Valued Member Member

    That's definitely a little bristlenose.
     
  5. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    Yeah that doesn’t look like an oto. It looks like a baby pleco.
     
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    astertk New Member Member

    Ok thanks for telling me. Will it be ok for a month or two? I’m moving in with this guy soon and after that I’m gonna start keeping fish, and at that point we can move it into my tank.
     
  7. Dawna Hunn

    Dawna Hunn Valued Member Member

    It needs a small piece of driftwood and algae wafers, and mine love shrimp pellets. Should be OK til you can move it into a bigger tank. They can get to about 5" when full grown.