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Re: [APD] dead otos...
Yes, they are not very stress resistant
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com
> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of Vaughn Hopkins
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 7:45 PM
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: 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.
> > sh
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