otocinclus

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msubhan

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As am newbie it is really hard to maintain otocinclus in a planted tank? As it is very sensitive and require good tank condition, please suggest
 
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The biggest issue keeping otos alive is ensuring they have enough algae/diatoms to eat. When buying them make sure they have nice round bellies. If you see suncken bellies, shop elsewhere.
 

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Completely agree with TwinTank ... very sensitive livestock. I had 4 when I got my first 28 gal planted tank. Oto's were the second live stock to be introduced. One of them died just few weeks after introducing & second one jumped off the tank sometime in the night. The later I introduced 2 more to make the number to 4. Now that the tank is totally matured and with a lot of algae for them, they survive. To be on the safer side I do drop a tropical algae wafers once in 2 days & they seem to enjoy feeding on them.
 

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Thanks Team. Introduced 1 pair in 10 gallon tank looks like they are less active and they are still in one place most of the time. Hope they will be normal.
 

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Along with Otocinclus there is one more algae eater in the tank , attached the picture(not sure its name). Please let me know if i have to re-home or it can be with Otocinclus?

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