I went out to get some corys and come home with 3 otos. (the corys my LFS had looked rough)
My tank is fully planted and there seems to be a good amount of algae (Since my old lights were 50/50 10000k and promoting algae growth). They seem to be doing okay so far, going from plant leaf, to glass, to rocks and wood, and eating quite a bit.
I also added a piece of cucumber into my tank. They've nibbled on it for 1 or 2 seconds and moved on.
Heres my questions..
How often should I supplement their diet? I was gonna pick up some zucchini tomorrow since I've been reading that that is a favorite of theirs. Should I do this twice a week? 3 times? I know the first few days are crutial to make sure they dont starve.
They dont seem to interested in the cucumber right now. Could this just be because there is sufficient algae in the tank right now?
One of the 3 otos is a lot smallter and less active, and I went against my better judgement and bought him since I know they need to be in at least a group of 3, and these were the only 3 they had. IF he does end up dying ( hope not!) how dire is it that I get a 3rd right away? Will the 2 otos be okay for a few days until I can get my hands on another? Also for a 29g is it worth getting a 4th or will there not be sufficient algae?
I really wanted some otos and Ive never had any before, they are so fun to watch though! I havent had them long and I just keep finding myself staring at them moving from leaf to leaf. I hope they survive!