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Re: [APD] Otos (Bill)
My decent web reference for the cyanide is WetWebMedia.
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/otofaqs.htm The writers at
WetWebMedia usually have pretty good information. I cannot find anything
reliable about other wild freshwater fish and cyanide; only sporadic
message board posts. Hopefully that means it isn't a common practice.
I've always wondered about worms and intestinal parasites in wasting
otos too. Parasites are reasonably common in wild-caught fish. Has
anyone tried treating otos for worms or flukes and had a better success
rate keeping them? I've never had a Q-tank with algae for them to eat
so I haven't ever tried worming them.
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 16:24:18 -0400
> From: "Bill" <Billinet at comcast_net>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Otos
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> I purchased 6 which appeared to be healthy - active, no blemishes, plump,
> etc. I put them into an algae-infested tank to see what would happen. What
> happened was that one died on the first day and the sixth died three weeks
> later. They did appear to eat some algae, but not much.
> The other fish in that tank, guppies, continued to thrive.
> I am tempted to try again, in a special tank with wood, plants, algae
> wafers, and a few bloodworms. At least oto's aren't too expensive.
> Oto's are collected with cyanide? I know that salt water fish are (or were)
> collected that way, but I hadn't heard of it used to collect fresh water
> fish. Are any other fish collected that way?
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