moving otos from low tec to high tec

fourmations

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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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Joecoral

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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! ;)
 

GreenNeedle

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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
 

YzemaN

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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.
 

fourmations

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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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