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Re: Otos in love and other sordid tales [OT]
Chuck H wrote:
> If anyone has any suggestions on the care and feeding of oto fry,
> I'd be very grateful.
Can you describe other tank parameters like temperature,
amount of water circulation, pH, etc? That's so neat, having
them breed in your tank!
I'm no otto expert, but I found your post really interesting
and decided to take a quick work break and search google.
"Eggs are laid on the leaves of plants and hatch in about 3
days. Provide plenty of algae, green food and tiny
particulate foods, such as the liquid suspension types, for the
I'm wondering if you could make a liquid food supplement
for them, something rich in protein to help growth? Or make
some green water? (There may be some recipes at the live food
list at http://www.actwin.com/fish/live-foods/ )
Or buy a liquid food at your LFS. (I forget the company that
makes it, but there's two types, one for livebearers and another
for egg-layers. If you have difficulty finding some, let me know
and I'll try to find some for you.)
A few websites mention that breeding is similar to corydoras
cats. There's a nice otto page that has a link to how to breed
corys at http://userpages.umbc.edu/~rrhudy1/otto.htm#bred
Hope that's useful and please keep us updated. They are
adorable little fellas, those ottos, and I'd love to try breeding
them someday too.
whimbrel at home_com