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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?
> Bill

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