Originally Posted by MsAqua
Well all of them but this one has passed away. I expected deaths after reading up about them but I didn't expect all of them but one to go.
Her and her friends ate up a lot of the algae I had in the tank. I don't think I had a lot but I do not know for sure. I had a silk plant in another tank that kept growing algae but I just put it in there yesterday after a water change. Where my filter and heater are attached to the tank had what I presume was a form of algae growing on it as well. I haven't cleaned the sides of the tank since I've had it up and running so I figured there would be some algae in there somewhere.
So I imagine being unhealthy and starving played a major role in these fish dying off. I figured as much from what I read.
Not sure what to do for her though. Unless I put together a makeshift tank and put her in it and try to grow algae on my own.
I had a similar problem where I didn't have enough algae for the ottos and, for the life of me, I can't seem to grow algae outside
They got by for a while on zucchini though, I know it's supposed to be a "supplement" but it's pretty much all they ate and they were fine from what I could see...
But don't be discouraged by their deaths, it really is common for ottos. I think I bought 10 and maybe three ended up making it. Hope someone figures out how to breed these little guys effectively so we don't have to keep catching them from the wild.