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How do I know that my oto is eating?

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How do I know that my oto is eating?
Old 03-01-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
 
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How do I know that my oto is eating?

So I got this oto last week and he hasn't been the most active of fish. He lives in my 10 gal tank and seems to do some sort of eating motion but I'm not exactly sure since he keeps clinging to the back of the tank where the wall is at (so I can't see if his belly is round). I can't really tell if he's really eating or not because the algae doesn't go away, even when he's right on top of it, seemingly eating it. I'm worried because I don't want this cute thing to starve to death when I could've fed him better.
Should I buy the algae wafers anyway to make sure he's eating?
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
 
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Basically, If you can see 'outputs', then you're having 'inputs'.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
 
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By looking at the fish, if it's eating well it should be plump.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:28 PM   #4
 
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Well he seems to be healthy but not exactly plump. I bought some algae wafers but he seems completely oblivious to them! It's like he doesn't even see them at all! Now my platies are getting to the wafers and eating them before my oto even recognizes it. What do I do?
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
 
I've found that boiled kale is a delicacy to my otos. They eat through a leaf in about a day. Also, otos need friends. If your tank can accommodate it, I'd suggest getting at least two more. Is your tank planted? That will help you be able to keep higher fish counts.
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