04-27-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Fate
Just grabbed a few ottos.. I know they are schoaling fish and should be kept in 3 or more, but I grabbed two for now as I'm not sure how they will handle my hard water..
Unfortunately 1 jumped out the net when putting in the tank and landed on the floor.. I immediately dipped my hand in water then picked him up and threw in the tank hoping to not cause any damage.. Just to be on the safe side I dosed a small amount of Protective slime so hopefully lil man will be alright.
that happened to me only once and was the weirdest thing. It was when my nephew was getting his Guppies, he had 2 Red, 2 Blue and 2 Yellow. When we put them in the tank, I was counting, 2 Red, 2 Blue, 1 yellow... ? What? I said "where did the other yellow one go?" My nephew said "He is resting on the floor" Sure enough, it had jumped just as I looked away, never saw it go. The poor thing had been there for a couple minutes but I got it up in the tank and all was fine. Hopefully your little Oto will be as well. As things settle in for your fish, hopefully you will be able to add one more. They really do seem to need each other. Cute little fish and they stay pretty darn small. They are very very busy fish and I have added them to tanks that had quite a bit of algae on the glass (I left it knowing they were coming" and they got the glass all cleaned up in no time. Love em.
Nice addition on the floating plants. I am sure you will notice the fish more comfortably swimming about under the plants, especially as they fill in. Good job!
Are you adding any fertilizer? I use Seachem's comprehensive fertilizer 2 times a week but once is likely enough based on the amount of plants. I don't do CO2 either.