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Curious – Id My Oto's?

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Curious – Id My Oto's?

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  • #299572

    ulster exile
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    I’ve had these a while and some of them were given to me, but I’ve never been able to ID them properly from Planetcatfish’s pics. If anybody here wants to have a stab, please feel free. What has me stumped are the sizes of the majority of these oto’s – they are about twice the length (and width in some cases) of what I have regarded as regular oto’s. Now most of the profiles on PC state that the oto’s are around 1.3″ in length, but most of mine are bigger than that.

    Most look like these

    The biggest is this fella, who must be over 2″

    And a gratuitous belly shot

    #307193

    Reva
    Participant

    Nice pics! Whatever Oto cousin they are , they certainly are eating well! http://www.scotcat.com/home.htm

    #307194

    ulster exile
    Member

    Cheers mate

    #307210

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Good grief Chrisi maybe you’re struggling with the id because their, errr, portliness is making the patterning distort! /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” /> You can see the eggs quite clearly in the last shot. I think you have at least two species there. The big guy definitely looks different than the rest, lovely fish that one by the way!

    #307216

    ulster exile
    Member

    I’m about to pm Mark – I’m thinking we’re going to start a new club for our circumferentially challenged wet friends (aka fat fish have feelings too, you know

    #307233

    Reva
    Participant

    I knew Matt or Duncan would correct my guess

    #307359

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Any joy with the pics Chrisi?

    #307451

    ulster exile
    Member

    ‘Fraid not – they don’t seem to want to play, apart from the eyeless one (wonder how that happened???)

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    #307646

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That one is O. vestitus I think Chrisi…

    #307753

    ulster exile
    Member

    Cheers Matt

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    #307763

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That one looks like O. vittatus but it’s not so easy to tell.

    #307773

    ulster exile
    Member

    Not yet mate – I keep trying but with the amount of greenery I have, I usually only get a chance when I’ve emptied half the water out of the tank or if they decide it’s time to make an appearance!

    #312291

    ulster exile
    Member

    Well it has been some time since I started this thread, but I haven’t had the chance to take any pics of the unidentified oto. Tonight during the water change this fellow was very active flitting here and there but he stopped still long enough for me to take some more pics…

    #312294

    oaken
    Participant

    Have you checked out the different Parotocinclus?

    #312295

    Matt
    Keymaster

    The body doesn’t look streamlined enough for it to be a Parotocinclus for me…*we need a scratching chin whilst retaining a look of general happiness smilie*.

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