moving otos from low tec to high tec

Discussion in 'Fish' started by fourmations, 22 Jan 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    i was wondering about the above

    i have 5 healthy otos in my established tank for six weeks
    with a view to moving them to my new tank

    old tank is low tec, low light, no dosing regime, no co2
    new tank is the opposite, with co2, ei dosing, high light

    i know otos dont like change, will this switch of environment
    be too much for them,

    any tips

    rgds

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  2. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    I very much doubt there will be problems, as long as you acclimatise them to the new tank the same way you would a new fish.
    Catching them first is the interesting part though! ;)
     
  3. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    As per above. Just acclimatise them as you normally would.

    Mine go from low tech LFS tanks straight into high tec.

    AC
     
  4. YzemaN

    YzemaN Member

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    Just make sure the high tech tank has been running for a while. It's a misconception that otos eat algae. They primarily eat the infusoria that's living in the algae or diatoms. They might get a bit of algae in while munching away, but they're just getting a bit of green with their steak.
     
  5. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    thanks guys

    my tank has typical new tank brown algae
    will i try recify that and wait or will the otos help with that

    the tank is fully cycled and testing well

    rgds

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