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Old 12-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #111
 
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The otos I moved are doing good. They have been eating now because there is actually algae in there for them to eat. That was part of the reason why i didn't wait the whole time period of QT to put them in there. I lost two of them :( when I went to move them I found two dead.

Now they are shoaling and seem happy. I see them eating. Been feeding Zuchini and Cucumber. Any other suggestions?

Newly acquired otos should be fed mainly on prepared foods and especially algae. The veggies can come later. This is because veggies really contain very little serious nutrient and otos that arrive nearly starved (the norm) need wholesome food to get back in shape. Algae is ideal, and then use sinking foods. Some green (algae/spirulina/kelp base) but the protein foods too like shrimp pellets, etc.

After the fish are settled, say a couple of months, and eating well and look full, you can use veggies.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #112
 
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Thanks Byron! Would Algae pellets work as a prepared food?

This tank has algae in it so they should have some good food. Will the same sinking food I use for my cories and bolivian ram work for the otos?
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:06 PM   #113
 
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Thank you for clearing that up. That makes more sense. Yeah wow I totally missed the Amazonian one, the common name for it is the Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra.

Well that is good that you are pointing this out. The ones that I will be getting with the 90 Gallon tank are actually Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra. I can tell by the stripes on the fins.

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You're very welcome! You're building one of my dream tanks, and I'd hate for anything to go wrong! I hope those brilliant rummies work out for you. And I know Ches and I will clobber you if we don't get pictures! I'll be stalking this thread forever.

PS. Common names can be rather confusing sometimes. I love the scientific naming system.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #114
 
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Thanks Byron! Would Algae pellets work as a prepared food?

This tank has algae in it so they should have some good food. Will the same sinking food I use for my cories and bolivian ram work for the otos?
Yes to both questions. My otos always come down when food is placed in the tank, along with the corys and my male Bolivian. I sound the dinner gong--tap lightly with the plastic spoon I use for feeding on the tank frame at every feeding and the fish quickly learn what this means and will often be out and about before I even get the food down there. I use 4 different sinking foods, alternating daily. One is always a kelp-based disk (algae, spirulina, kelp all work) and the other three are omnivorous based.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #115
 
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Thank you both :)

I get confused trying to remember and say the scientific names, but you are right...much more reliable.

I have started feeding my otos the sinking pellets now. :)
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #116
 
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Here is a panorama shot of the tank. I KNOW IT IS STILL NOT A GOOD PICTURE CHESH lol

But I'm cleaning my tank today sooooo just wait like 2 -3 hours and I will have a 10+ quality picture of the tank for ya :D



I am really starting to worry about my plants. I reduced my lighting to help with algae...nothing yet.

I'm gonna trim all those dying leaves and do a water change along with a serious cleaning of this tank. After that I'm gonna really keep on it to make sure my plants get back to health.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #117
 
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I KNOW IT IS STILL NOT A GOOD PICTURE CHESH lol
Dude, Termie! You make me sound MEAN! I didn't mean it like that, I really didn't! Just. . .your shots are *usually* better, and I was really squinting to see the details! *hangs head* Wasn't trying to be rude, I swear!!!

I hope you get the algae under control. Been down that road before, stuff can be a PITA to narrow down exactly where the issue is. . . when I had those problems that started with the power out, I eventually just gave up and clipped every offending leaf JUST to get a clean start. Sucked. . . good luck with it, I hope you figure out where the balance is wonky in there.

And. . . umm? You promised a new shot in that last post, and by MY calculations, 2-3 hours has taken somewhere around 4-5 DAYS at this point. Uh-oh. . . did that sound mean? Totally not trying to sound mean. I'm a NICE girl. . . *cracks whip*

Have a fun weekend! Can't wait for the next update!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #118
 
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Dude, Termie! You make me sound MEAN! I didn't mean it like that, I really didn't! Just. . .your shots are *usually* better, and I was really squinting to see the details! *hangs head* Wasn't trying to be rude, I swear!!!

I hope you get the algae under control. Been down that road before, stuff can be a PITA to narrow down exactly where the issue is. . . when I had those problems that started with the power out, I eventually just gave up and clipped every offending leaf JUST to get a clean start. Sucked. . . good luck with it, I hope you figure out where the balance is wonky in there.

And. . . umm? You promised a new shot in that last post, and by MY calculations, 2-3 hours has taken somewhere around 4-5 DAYS at this point. Uh-oh. . . did that sound mean? Totally not trying to sound mean. I'm a NICE girl. . . *cracks whip*

Have a fun weekend! Can't wait for the next update!

HAHAHAHAHA! :P No really...it's a beyond horrible picture. I'm kind of disgrassed by it lol

Yeah, you...mean...there, nawwwww lol

I'm not gonna be lazy hopefully tomorrow and maybe I'll do it....hahaha I dunno I'm always so busy :(
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #119
 
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So I really suck at updating...but here is a video with some commentary that says it alll!!

Only about the 75 though.

Btw, Lucas is doing better as in he is no longer hiding (The ram). The other ram, gabriel, died :'( I treated him...he relapsed...treated again and he just kinda gave up :(.

Buuuuut here is the good video new MUHAHA:

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #120
 
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Tank and fish look very good, but I would certainly do something about the filter. The current is much too strong for these fish. This may be one part of the Ram problem; these fish occur in still water like ponds and pools and slow-flowing streams. When forced to live in water currents, they have to work harder and remember this is 27/7 as the current is continuopus night and day. The Ram is respirating too fast, and this likely indicates over-exertion.

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