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Keeping Otocinclus

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:52 pm
by lizardboy
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.

Re: Keeping Otocinclus

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:24 pm
by GTZ
They do like to be kept in groups. I'd add 6-10.

Re: Keeping Otocinclus

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:01 am
by Narwhal72
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.

Re: Keeping Otocinclus

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:24 pm
by mambee
When I kept them in the past, I fed them zucchini slice and sheet of nori.

Re: Keeping Otocinclus

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:52 pm
by Narwhal72
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.