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Re:Not Enough Algae, Otos Eating Plants..
>I would give your otos some algae wafers mixed with a tiny amount of flake
>food, they probably are going to get hungry! Just watch how much of the
>wafers they eat, one has to be careful for the old overfeeding deal.
>somehow i doubt otos eat plants. i have not observed any plant damage in my
>55 gallon where 15 otos live.
>mashed peas are a good food for them.
>tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA
Thanks for the replies. Since the Chain-Sword is right up front in the tank
I have been watching my little buddies systematically work on the newest
tender leaves on the runners so I can testify to their villany... very
Yesterday I added some new tankmates... 4 Cories who will need flake food.
I also bought some alge wafers. I had to pull out half a wafer this morning
when I did a water change so your caution about over feeding is well taken.
I am sure that the "algae free" honeymoon will not last forever especially
with fish... and feedings starting to come. So far Chuck Gadd's "plants
first" instructions for starting a tank have worked exceedingly well.
Thanks to Chuck and to all for your help.
Who is enjoying a perfect East Coast Fall day...
mourip @ erols . com