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Keeping Otocinclus

Postby lizardboy » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:52 pm

How many ottos should I keep in my 20 gal tank? It's pretty heavily planted and I'm planning on keeping a small school of them for algae control.
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Re: Keeping Otocinclus

Postby GTZ » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:24 pm

They do like to be kept in groups. I'd add 6-10.
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Re: Keeping Otocinclus

Postby Narwhal72 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:01 am

The more the merrier. Be sure to feed them well. They have big appetites and need regular food in addition to whatever they graze. Many often starve to death from being underfed.
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Re: Keeping Otocinclus

Postby mambee » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:24 pm

When I kept them in the past, I fed them zucchini slice and sheet of nori.
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Re: Keeping Otocinclus

Postby Narwhal72 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:52 pm

You may want to mix in some of the high quality gel diets like Repashy and/or some algae tablets for added protein and fat.
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