10-06-2008, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by flight50
well at least you recognized your first mistake of introducing them right away. otos can be fragile. i hope your tank has been set up for several months with steady water parameters. otos do better in well live planted tanks. honestly, if you can't produce enough or even have enough algae in your tank, your better off not purchasing them. mine did eat algae wafers but if you have bottom feeders and you feed during the day, chances are the otos won't have any left. otos tend to be nocturnal. most aren't too active during the day.
Yea, live and learn huh. Their black stripe though looks good, and I think they'll be alright.. I had cleaned the tank the day before. I feed the fish in the morning and at night time, then it's lights out. And none of my fish like to eat from the bottom, in fact once the flakes sink past a certain point they won't touch it. i think alot of it gets wasted, what can ya do right. at least now it'll be good for the ottos? i did put half an algae wafer in there, and some mushed peas.. which i read are okay. i'm gonna try and buy some zucchini soon. and also, my tank has been set up for a long time, over a year so that's a plus. but next time when i go to the fish store, i will just browse and take notes of ones that catch my eye... then come home and do research before buying. :P thanks everyone!