Otocinclus catfish

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Wumbology, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. W

    Wumbology New Member Member

    Can otocinclus catfish be kept in a semi aggressive tank? If yes would they be able to be kept with fish that reach about 6 inches?
  2. FiscCyning

    FiscCyning Valued Member Member

    What fish will they be with? How big is the tank and will it be well planted with lots of hiding places?
  3. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, you'll have to be a little more specific...
  4. OP

    Wumbology New Member Member

  5. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I wouldn't keep Oto's with tiger barbs, I've seen them rip fins off corys at the bottom of the tank so Oto's who tend to stay higher up would be a sitting target
  6. OP

    Wumbology New Member Member

    Thanks, is their an algae eater that would work well in this kind of tank. It is still being set up no current fish.
  7. Crissandra331

    Crissandra331 Valued Member Member

    You could try a bristle-nose pleco ( not the long fin variety) They have bony scutes for armor and are also pretty good at holding their ground. Also can be very good cleaners given they have enough plants to equally rasp so he doesn't over rasp on one plant. Mine LOVES the clean on my melon plant, and I thought I had enough variety but he really takes to the Melon plant to the point that their is little white rub marks where you can tell he's been busy.

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