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post #11 of 14 Old 07-07-2008, 08:50 AM
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I agree 100% with 1077's post. I have 6 ottos in my tank, purchased as a group about 3 months ago. All are doing very well. They even survived a move across town. But they were placed into a well-established planted tank with lots of algae and enough dying leaves for them to munch on. I have another tank with plastic plants and no algae growth, and I doubt they would last a week in there.

I feed flakes, shrimp pellets, algae wafers and bloodworms to the other fish in that tank, and I've never seen the Oto's go near any of that food. It's algae all the way for them.

I wouldn't put them in anything but a well-established and well-planted aquarium.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-07-2008, 11:41 AM
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So what does blach mean?
Blanch...put the zucchini in a cup of water and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It's just enough to soften the zucchini. Be sure to let it cool or run cool water over it before putting it in the tank. I usually put mine in the tank in the evening and take it out the next morning.

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alright. is it true that you have to them constantly? do they that bacteria stuff thats slimy and is a blue green color?

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post #14 of 14 Old 07-15-2008, 09:48 AM
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I bought 3 about 3 weeks ago and they're doing great. I had left the back panel completely untouched allowing a nice coat of algae to grow back there. The oto's are bigger and look extremely healthy. They even school around with my zebra danio's!
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