Zebra Otocinclus Catfish
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Zebra Otocinclus Catfish, also known as Otocinclus coccama, a rare and exquisite species that will make a stunning addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its striking zebra-like pattern and charming personality, the Zebra Otocinclus Catfish is a true gem for aquarists seeking unique and eye-catching fish. Originating from the clear, fast-flowing waters of South America, these peaceful algae-eaters thrive in well-maintained aquariums and are highly valued by hobbyists worldwide. Elevate the beauty of your aquascape with the addition of the rare and captivating Zebra Otocinclus Catfish.

Care Guide: To ensure the health and well-being of your Zebra Otocinclus Catfish, follow these care guidelines:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Provide a spacious aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, driftwood, and dense vegetation.
  • Use a sandy substrate to mimic their natural habitat and prevent damage to their delicate barbels.
  • Maintain a gentle water flow to simulate their native river environment.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
  • pH Level: Aim for a pH level between 6.5-7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Maintain a moderate hardness level between 5-15 dGH.


  • Zebra Otocinclus Catfish are primarily herbivores and require a diet rich in algae and plant matter.
  • Provide them with high-quality algae wafers, blanched vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber, and fresh or frozen algae supplements.
  • Ensure a continuous supply of algae growth in the aquarium for them to graze on.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Zebra Otocinclus Catfish are peaceful and social fish that should be kept in groups of six or more individuals.
  • They are compatible with a wide range of peaceful tankmates, including small to medium-sized community fish and invertebrates.
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species.


  • Perform regular water changes to maintain water quality and remove excess waste and detritus.
  • Use a gentle gravel vacuum to clean the substrate without disturbing the fish.
  • Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits and adjust as needed.


  • Breeding Zebra Otocinclus Catfish in captivity is challenging and rarely achieved.
  • Provide them with optimal water conditions, including plenty of hiding spots and a well-balanced diet, to encourage spawning.
  • Consider setting up a separate breeding tank with densely planted areas for egg deposition.

Note: Zebra Otocinclus Catfish are a rare and sought-after species prized for their unique appearance and peaceful nature. With proper care and attention, they will thrive in a well-maintained aquarium and become a cherished addition to your aquatic collection.

Experience the rarity and beauty of the Zebra Otocinclus Catfish in your aquarium today. Order now and add a touch of elegance and distinction to your aquatic world.



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