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I use zucchini. Raw and rinsed well; not blanched. I weigh it down with plant weights. It takes the otos about 24 hours to start going to it, as it needs to soften a bit before they show interest.
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OMG. That plant weight idea is *BRILLIANT*

You have no idea how frustrated I"ve been trying to keep those darn slices down to the point I went out and bought an algae clip to try and keep them in place.

I have a ton of plant weights around.... looks like I'll be heading back to my LFS to return it
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I use zucchini. Raw and rinsed well; not blanched. I weigh it down with plant weights. It takes the otos about 24 hours to start going to it, as it needs to soften a bit before they show interest.
That's such a cool picture! I've been trying to capture my otos doing that, it's so cute, I call it.. oto love <3 Thank you for the tip! I did end up using plant weights

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Just a little update... It seems like thanks to everybody's suggestions I've managed to get them to approach the zucchini. Or maybe they just happen to like laying on it XD
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Hooray! They look pretty happy :)

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Hooray! They look pretty happy :)
Thank! =] Did you end up trading the veggie clips for the plant weights?

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I did. It works out pretty well, though I think the clip might work better of I could train my otos to look for food on the walls of the tank. Every day or two, I'm having to go diving for that weight. :)

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Every day or two, I'm having to go diving for that weight. :)
Not if you tie a string to it! :)
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Ah geez. I have a ton of fishing line lying around the house.... :)

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Not if you tie a string to it! :)
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