How often to feed fish and otos

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  1. Deano3

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    Hi everyone just curious if feed fish daily and how often do you drop courgette or red pepper in to tank for otos ?

    Lastly can i cut up courgette then freeze as dont want to waste it all.

    Thanks dean

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  2. tam

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    Yes, it will freeze fine. I probably use veg once every couple of weeks, but they could have it a few times a week. Mine will happily eat algae waffers and rapashy (also freezes) and my tank is fairly fuzzy rather than spotless so there is plenty of natural food too. I think it's going to depend on your tank and the number of otos you are trying to feed. Lots in a spotless tank will need more food added than a lower number in a algae coated one.
     
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  3. Majsa

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    I normally feed the fish once a day, but I have juveniles in one tank and new fish in another, and they get fed twice a day.

    My otos get a small piece of red pepper once or twice a week, it stays in the clip for several days and I only change it once it's eaten (=only the peel is left). Though they are less keen on it now that they found out that dried food is edible too (it took them ±two years to figure it out, spinach sticks did the trick).
     
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  4. Amanda C

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    My fish are fed once a day, part of that feed is Rapashy soilent green which the Otos love. I make the Rapashy up in ice cube trays and then chop the cubes down to smaller chunks dependant on what fish are in the tanks. I make enough for 2 weeks at a time and keep it in the fridge.
     
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    I feed the otos once a week with frozen courgette slices blanched in hot water for a minute.
     
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  6. Oldguy

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    I feed once or twice a day, but not every day. A slice of cucumber is almost always in the tank. Otos seem to ignore it but it keeps the giant oto Hypoptopoma gulare & the red lizard whiptails Rineloricaria sp. L010A happy. Hopefully leaving more natural biofilm for the Otos. What goes on after lights out is anyone's guess and yes I have been known to view with a torch in the small hours. Always surprised at how quickly fish in general wake up.

    Is that a ferret in a cardboard tube?
    Just bought some Rapashy from eBay, thanks for flagging it up guys. Always learning on this forum.
     
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  8. BarryH

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    Amanda, with the Repashy coming out of the freezer, is it as simple as letting it thaw out and then feeding?
     

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