The most unhelpful/friendly otto ever?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by NeilW, 19 Jan 2010.

  1. NeilW

    NeilW Member

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    Was taking out some moss trimmings when I had a rather unhelpful helper;

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    In the end I just gave up and left him to it :lol:
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    Hes still at it!
     
  2. andyh

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    Love it! :crazy: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Hah, excellent :)
     
  4. flygja

    flygja Member

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    Must be something delicious on that tweezer of yours :D
     
  5. NeilW

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    Last week I had a bit of surface scum so every time I used my tweezers I think they must have got a bit of a slimy coating. He was going mad for the scum when it was left on the glass too from the water evaporating, nearly jumping out the tank to reach it! Everything in my tank loves to clean anything thats come from 'the outside world' :lol:
     
  6. dw1305

    dw1305 Expert

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    Hi all,
    I think it is just they really like vertical "stems", I found that they like a bamboo cane very slightly wider than they are.
    I've used this to my advantage as I fix the cucumber/courgette slice to the bamboo, and you can be pretty sure that the Otocinclus will find it. Only disadvantages are that bamboo floats, so you need to be able to wedge it somewhere, and it can look a bit unnatural.
    cheers Darrel
     
  7. Ben M

    Ben M Member

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    hi, i've noticed that my ottos are really brave. when i'm putting some new plants in my tank, all of the other fish get out of the way, but i have to practically pic up the ottos and move them. :lol:
     
  8. NeilW

    NeilW Member

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    I just experienced that today :lol: really nosy creature
     
  9. flygja

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    Mine are a bit mad too. They like to stick themselves to the glass while I'm filling up the tank after a water change, directly in the flow of tap chlorinated water. Maybe the chlorine cleans their skin or gets rid of excess algae in their suckers or something... :lol:
     
  10. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Haha thats cool :)

    Sam
     
  11. NeilW

    NeilW Member

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    Hes now started to 'clean' my hand too which I find a bit disturbing!
     
  12. gratts

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    My bristlenose plecs do that :wideyed:
    If I put my hand in the tank, particularly the male, will swim over and happily sit rasping at my hand, and is now tame enough for me to pick him up and move him round the tank :lol:
     
  13. NeilW

    NeilW Member

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    They're big things as well aren't they?!
     

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