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Re: [APD] dead otos...
My impression is that otos are very often overstressed at the LFS
before we buy them. So, I have had about a 50% mortality rate when I
introduce them to my tank. The last batch I got, 5 of them, was the
best, because only one died. But, those that do survive the
introduction seem to live for several years.
On Jan 9, 2007, at 4:18 PM, Nick Andrews wrote:
> What seems to kill otos fast? I set up a 20gal tank ~5weeks ago.
> I put one in and it did okay for a while, then died. I put four
> more in last Wed and all died. NO3 is 20ppm, NO2 is .5ppm, pH
> around 7.2. GDA is starting to cover the walls. Moderately
> planted. 1 Bumblebee cat, five neons, 6 2" rainbows, ghost shrimp
> and a blue Gourami. Any ideas?
> Nick A
> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 14:34:47 -0800 (PST)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] algae and critters, me too
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Otos are very selective algae eaters and even with the right
> stufff, it takes an army for them to eat much. Otoh, you'd be hard
> pressed to have enough of them grazing off of leaves to harm the
> leaves. Otooh, they're cute little buggers and make a nice
> adddition to most planted tanks.
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