otto's

Discussion in 'Fish' started by soton_dave, 24 Apr 2009.

  1. soton_dave

    soton_dave Member

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    not sure where i read it of even if i read it rite,but do otto's eat brown algae?
    ive got a few spots in my tank mainly on anubias leaves and was wondering if ott's would help clear it up.the algae comes off easily enough with a rub but thought it would be better for the plant/tank to get a fish rather than keep disturbing things.
    ive got 4 sae's in the tank at the moment,would the otto's be ok with these?how many should i get my tanks about 150-160ish litres.

    cheers dave
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    yes they eat diatoms, and it is best to introduce them when there is diatoms available as they usually die from starvation when introduced.

    I would get about 10 as they are only small - depending on other stocking.
     
  3. Yellow Fellow

    Yellow Fellow Newly Registered

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    Yeah, i agree with Aaron, Plus 10 should be ok. There bio waste isnt 2 bad either cos there so small.

    I have 5 in my 140 litre, but there backed up by a rather large Sailfin Plec called Jeffrey. My ottos eat pretty much everything except for BBA and Staghorn.
     

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