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  1. Otocinclus Care

    Other Fish
    I was looking at different fish I can keep with a betta, and I found otocinclus. They seem like an interesting fish to keep, but when I look at how to care for them all the websites say something different. Based on what I've read, they need fine sand or coarse gravel. Their water should have a...
  2. Sudden Betta Death?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I made an account here so I could explain what happened and possibly get some kind of explanation as to what might have caused my betta fish's death. I had my betta fish for a little over a year; during the time I had him, he was extremely energetic and a very healthy fish. Recently, I have...
  3. Traveling, leaving fish at home.

    Betta Fish Care
    So this April I went on a trip for a week, and I left my Betta at home, and he was fine, I feed him before I left, and right when I came home. The problem I have now, is that next April I am going away for a week, but not only to I have Poseidon, but I have 6 otos, and they eat a lot. I put a...
  4. Otocinclus

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    So with already having two Otocinclus in my 10 gallon tank with my Betta fish, and only finding out after I bought the the two, did I find out from someone that they are suppose to be shoaling fish, when I'd need to have 4 or 5 in a group. But Also reading that 1-3 are what I can fit for a 10...
  5. Tank Mates

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So with an algae problem I decided to buy a couple Otos, and at the same time I bought 10 Neon Tetras. I bought Neons because I did hear some people having Bettas and Neons work. So I tried it. But sadly through some misevents, 3 were eaten (I don't know who, it could have been Poseidon or the...
  6. Sucker fish starving to death... Can I GROW algae for them?

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    Okay so a few months ago, my boyfriend's dad put two sucker fish (otos? i dont know my little algae eaters very well) into their goldfish tank after their snails who were the primary clean up crew died. They did fairly well at first, but now one of them looks like it's wasting away. Just looks...
  7. Betta chasing otos but not visibly biting

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    A few days ago I moved my betta from his little 1 gallon into a 10g planted tank with False Julii Cory cats and a pair of otocinclus (all about 2/3 - 3/4 full adult size). There is probably about 30-40% plant coverage providing lots of hiding places. The betta pretty much leaves the cory cats...
  8. Success with Otos?

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    I've been thinking of trying to get some otos for a community tank I'd like to start, I see them at the pet store and they're just so cute! Most of what I've seen on them, though, makes it sound like they can be challenging but if cared for properly, can live for several years? I'm just...
  9. Otocinclus Catfish

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    I've read many differing viewpoints on care for these little guys. I recently (just over 2 days ago) aquired an oto and would like to know how people have helped theirs thrive. In my tank I already had 6 Ghost Shrimp, a marimo moss ball, an Endoa plant, a Lucky Bamboo, a filter, heater, a light...
  10. Algae Wafers

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’m in a sort of dilemma! Okay, so I have 7 Female Bettas in a 20 Gallon sorority tank, and they’re all quite healthy and seemingly very happy. So what’s the issue? Well my tank busted out in algae, not the good green kind but the pesty brown diatom kind. And I’ve wanted to get some Otocinclus...
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