Otos, I'm caring them for a friend... need advice
I don't know if this is the appropiate section, but my friend is moving and he left me in my care two otos, he asked me since I had a betta tanks and knows that they are somewhat compatible with them.
He also wanted me to care for his 7 guppies, 3 zebra fishies and 5 cherry shrimp but I said that that would be too many to take care of. (PLus his two 10 gallon tanks doesn't fit in my room and I had no idea he was a fish lover lol till now)
Thing is I think 2,5 gallon home where Cheshire is at, not blueberry because he doesnt' appreciate other fishies or anything funky buisness. Is rather small and crowded for 2 small otocinculus.
Plus I do not have algae growing in the tank to feed them constantly so I've been dropping algae wafers in a make-do 1 gallon square tank. (Old square vase lol)
However he didn't give me any instructions at all about the otos, and when I asked he said they eat algae from my tank >_>. So I've been dropping algae wafers every day (a very small portion) and performing daily water changes because the wafer disolves and gets the water white within hours...
All I know is they graze constantly for food, but no idea how often I should feed them wafers. Every day? every other day?
I tried blanched veggies but they ignore them...
I hope I can feed them every 2 days cause the water gets really nasty after the wafer.