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Egg laden Oto, need advice.

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I seem to have purchased an extremely egg-laden Otocinclus. I've attached a crappy pic I took with my iPhone.

I got her and a male last week to add to my brood. I've kept Otos for years successfully and love the little critters, but this is the first time I've gotten a pregnant one. I need advice.

Should I set her up in a nursery tank ASAP?
How long will it take before she lays her eggs?
Do I have to worry about her eating her eggs?
How long does it take for the eggs to hatch?
What should I feed the fry?

Etc., etc. Any information would be great. I've googled and found nothing.

Thanks so much!


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Thanks for that. :)

I'm beginning to think I'm actually dealing with a sick Oto, not an egg-laden one. She is massive now. Like ready to pop kind of massive.

The tank is very well live-planted and established (almost 3 years old) with many places for her to lay eggs. Fingers crossed that's what's going on here.
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