11-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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so about 4 days ago my ever so loving daughter did what i like to think was a mistake. she added fruity pebbles to the 10 gallon guppy tank. i am very happy to report that this HORRIBLE atrocity has been fixed. she had a huge JUNGLE of plants, i am sad that some of them didn't make it but i am also happy that i was able to remodel my tank. in doing so i had to take out EVERYTHING. and scrub it all down. so i took out the fish. there were a pair of otos that were the original inhabitants of this tank. surprisingly they are a VERY hardy pair... i must have the only hardy otos in the world. lol. but i digress. i bought another to temp be put into the tank in hopes that it would help eat his new white slimy algae like growth... no go. so i broke down about 4 hours later after 2 guppies died and took everyone out and to my astonishment.... it went from 3 otos to 8! so i am assuming that they did the oto love dance in my tank! they were not small so this must have happened a long time ago. but i am super happy as i didn't even know it had happened! so while i lost 1/2 my pop of red cherry shrimp and 2 guppies i gained the knowledge that my otos have bred in my tank and also was able to spread them out into my mother tanks. lol. i am very happy with the new layout in the tank. and i think it will make a huge difference in the fish's happiness.