Is it fine to keep a single oto with no chums?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by JohnC, 6 Feb 2009.

  1. Hi,

    Wanna move an oto into my 10L from the 3 i have in my 20L.

    They ok by themselves or do they like having others about with them?

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    I think they prefer to be with others, but would say you conld have two in a 10lt :)

    Sam
     
  3. Thomas McMillan

    Thomas McMillan Member

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    i don't think an otto is suitable for a 10l to be honest with you. 10l is nothing, and although ottos aren't exactly big fish, they're not the smallest of things. they are also very social fish, so keeping one or even two on their own wouldn't be fair, especially in such a small tank.
     
  4. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Echo the above, plus the ones I have love to dart about places so they like a bit of space.
     
  5. ok cool, that is kinda what i thought.

    i'll leave the three in my 20L.

    thanks,

    John
     
  6. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    Why not add some snails (oh no, not the s word lol) to the tank, you could easily keep on top of them in such a small space :)
     

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