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Old 09-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #11
 
So i should jsut keep dropping algae wafers even if they aren't eating them now? The remaining oto was 1 of 3 i introduced a couple fo weeks ago, one vanished within 2 days the other 2 had fat stomaches for a while then one started to look skinnier and skinnier and then vanished a few days ago. The remaining one does not have a stomach but not a plump one either; so I concluded that the green algae they need is not growing very fast in my tank. I will keep up the sinking algae wafers and see if it starts to pick up on it. Is there a special way to introduce new fish to the wafers from the lfs if they are used to algae?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:41 PM   #12
 
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So i should jsut keep dropping algae wafers even if they aren't eating them now? The remaining oto was 1 of 3 i introduced a couple fo weeks ago, one vanished within 2 days the other 2 had fat stomaches for a while then one started to look skinnier and skinnier and then vanished a few days ago. The remaining one does not have a stomach but not a plump one either; so I concluded that the green algae they need is not growing very fast in my tank. I will keep up the sinking algae wafers and see if it starts to pick up on it. Is there a special way to introduce new fish to the wafers from the lfs if they are used to algae?
I can't offer much more than I already have. You obviously don't want food spoiling on the substrate. If you have other bottom fish they of course will also eat it, as will snails esp Malaysian Trumpet. I still think the trick is to introduce otos to established tanks that have algae, and once they are eating that, and it becomes scarce, they will "look around" more.
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