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Re: Otos and Algae
About Otocinclus catfish, Scott wrote:
>No doubt they do a good job on certain algae. I've alays wondered if
>they are actually after the the algae or the biofilm (which sometimes
>is mixed with or gets coated with algae). Any thoughts?
I suspect they go after everything in the "mat" whether it's algae,
bacterial film, or micro fauna. These little guys seem to be omnivorous
for the most part. I can't talk them into eating hair algae, though.