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Old 03-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #11
Ya i have 4 now in my tank, they are never together though
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #12
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Yes, it is recommended that otos be in a minimum group of 3, however, in my experience I have had them in solos and in groups, with no difference in their behavior. I currently have 2 in each tank, and all is well. Prior to this I had 3 in the larger tank, and one in the small tank...the 3 were never together. When the algae became too much for the solo oto to handle in the small tank I added one of the 3 from the larger tank...its still too much algae for the two of them, but again I havent had any issues with a smaller number of otos together. The two have only crossed paths once and quickly seperated.

The only reason I personally keep multiple otos in one tank is for the use of their algae eating, the more otos the less algae.
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