Guppies competing for supplementary food with Otos

Discussion in 'Fish' started by justkeepswimming, 11 Feb 2020.

  1. justkeepswimming

    justkeepswimming Newly Registered

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    Hi all
    Help please? I have a planted tank 110L that is 5 weeks old. I have 15 guppies, 15 neons and 2 otos and a snail. Parameters are good (Ammonia/Nitrites/Nitrates are 0, KH is 12, Gh is 5 - I live in Switzerland so water is hard). PH is 8.2 but has been steady since day 1. Lights are now on 11 hours a day - to try to grow more algae!
    Oto 11022020.JPG Aquarium 11022020.JPG
    The problem is the tank is now sparkling clean and I am worried about supplementary feeding the otos because everything I try to feed them (as per advice from aquarium shop) seems to be a favourite of the guppies and they dont let the otos get to it.
    I have tried feeding the Tetramin flakes then add the JBL Pleco tablet but the guppies eat the flakes then swarm the tablet as well. So the Otos dont get near it. Same issue with Blanched lettuce or capsicum or zucchini!
    any advice? I am worried the Otos aren't getting enough food. Photo attached of the Oto's. Is this one ok or a bit skinny?
    Any advice welcomed! Thank you!
     
    Last edited: 11 Feb 2020
  2. dw1305

    dw1305 Expert

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    Hi all,
    Feed the vegetables just before lights out, and the will be able to feed on them over night.

    You could also add some <"structural leaf litter">.
    Looks OK.

    cheers Darrel
     
  3. justkeepswimming

    justkeepswimming Newly Registered

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    Thanks Darrel. Really appreciate the info, I'll try this out tonight :)
    Cheers Ann-Marie
     

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