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Steve wrote in part:
I do plan to add some Otocinclus to this tank but I haven't gotten
to buying any new ones yet and the ones I have in the other tank are
impossible to capture. Anybody have any tips on catching Otocinclus?
Here's one solution that I haven't tried yet but I think
will work. This is NOT for everyone and you have to be
prepared for the consequences ie. family members, landlords,
law inforcement, Helen, etc.,etc.
OK, first your fishroom has to have white walls and ceiling.
You need to have a ladder in place and a spatula. OK, remove
everything from the tank, except ofcourse, the elusive Ottos.
OK, now set off an M80 in the tank and run like hell to the
nearest door. Acrylic shrapnel and glass shrapnel have the
same effect. (I'll probably be corrected on this) OK, OK,
now come back into the room and look for the Ottos. They
should be stuck to the walls and ceiling (You understand
the white paint thing, right?) OK, climb the ladder and
scrape the little suckers off with the spatula! You have to
hurry, depending on how many Ottos you started with and the
size of the room, because they won't last long out of water.
OK, like I said, I haven't tried it yet so if anyone does
please let me know how it works.8-)
Michael Serpa * Bay Island Orchids
2311 Pacific Avenue * Alameda, CA 94501
Tel: (510) 521-8245 * Fax: (510) 865-1787