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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Oto Cats (will keep updated)

So I got some oto cats per suggestion, I had bought four, one died in quarantine, but I moved the other 3, continued quarantine for a week, and now have introduced my 3 into the tank.
I'm thinking of going back to get two more, but I also want to keep an eye on the bioload of my tank. (I have a filtered 10g, lightly planted).
How many oto cats would be too many? I have the 3 otos and my doubletail male betta who totally ignores them.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 06:10 PM
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I say five is maximum. I keep otos too just two and one is a year the other is four months.
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I adore otos just keep in mind that they can be tricky to feed. Too many in a tank will out compete each other for algae if they aren't taking to the food you're giving them. If they don't take to one thing keep trying others; zucchini, spinach, Repashy Soilent Green, algae wafers, until you find something they like.

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I have algae wafers that I was giving them one every 3 days during their quarantine, so that's not an issue. I also have a lot of rocks and the tank gets quite a bit of reflected light so there should be lots of algae growth on the rocks and glass (tank is on a sill near the sliding glass door and positioned to get reflected light from the walls).
I never really saw the otos eating the wafers though, and they just fell apart until I had to siphon them out in my quarantine tank.
I will try the zucchini though. :D
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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I have enough natural food for my two otos. If I add a wafer cory theft.
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