08-13-2011, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DKRST
My first question is how long are you leaving the veggies in the tank? After 36-48 hours, zucchini can get kind of ripe in my tank. Generally animals tend to avoid food that might harm them, but I wouldn't go out of my way to leave old food in the tank. Fresh food is always better and Otos don't feed on bacteria, that I know of. It is possible if the bacterial levels get too high that it could impact the tank and the decomposing veggies won't help either.
I just left a slice of zucchini, some romaine and a little carrot yesterday. They are covered in this kind of fuzzy stuff. It makes a layer around the vegetables and other food that was not eaten. I removed the algae tablet because it was completely covered. I cleaned the carrot and the zucchini is softening.
what do you think should I remove it? One of the Otos is on the carrot I think he really likes it :)
thank you for your response!