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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 06:33 PM
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Well, that's that. My oto died overnight. I made a real beginner's mistake in getting an algae eater before tank was mature. Stupid me. I'll wait for a couple of months until I can build up some food...or...not have any at all. It's not like the betta needs company.
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Honestly, otos are very sensitive. If they live for a month then you'll have them for a while. All otos are wild caught and go through the stress of shipping and having no food during transportation and rarely any food at the pet stores. I had one oto live out of 9 and I had him for a little over a year. He died recently due to a terrible ich infestation. Still, it really depends on the stock and the food available. Otos mainly eat brown diatoms and they can form within an aquarium within a few weeks of setup.

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Thanks Kiara1125. I felt like I committed fishslaughter by being stupid and jumping the gun. LFS is soooo tempting.
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I've had mine for 5 or 6 weeks now. They are super cute :) You can tell they are getting plenty by looking at their tummies. They are pudgy when full :) lol Mine won't touch wafers either. They enjoyed a cucumber once while I was waiting for more algae to grow.
I had to share my favorite picture of one of mine...

You can see the other one in that back ground on the filter :)

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Well, that's that. My oto died overnight. I made a real beginner's mistake in getting an algae eater before tank was mature. Stupid me. I'll wait for a couple of months until I can build up some food...or...not have any at all. It's not like the betta needs company.
Awe, sorry about your fish :( silly me didn't flip top the 2nd page before commenting... still getting used to this forum stuff

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I lost one, but the other three seem to be doing well. I put a slice of cucumber on a wooden skewer and stuck it in the door of our sandcastle decoration. They seemed to like that. I'm going to do it once a week I think.

Your guy is very cute!
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