I love my baby bristlenose! I was worried he wouldn't get enough to eat in the 3ft tank, but he's fat as mud and grazes all day on the driftwood gunk and the algae I'm encouraging with a little dose of natural sunlight every day.
He won't touch zucchini, though. Ignores it utterly.
I'm a bit worried he may not be getting all the nutrients he needs.
I love your tubby little otos. :) I'd have liked to tried them out in the strohi tank, but there was none in the store and I figured it'd take a couple of years at least for Om-nomnom (the pleco) to outgrow this tank. Now I'm not so sure.. he seems to have grown half an inch already (he was about an inch long when I got him) and 30-35 gallons may not be enough once he gets full size, from what I can tell?
Catfish in general are wonderful. I'd like to have kuhli loaches, long finned plecos, various schools of corys - I love the pandas and pygmies - and heck, why not one of those scary looking armour plated jobs from the Amazon River that needs a fifteen foot tank and a diet of newly hatched brontosaurus whelps...
Okay, maybe that's a little overboard. =P But I do want to keep otos one day.