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Old 03-25-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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not a good one but a pic of them
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Old 03-25-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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They are so cute aren't they? I have five in one of my tanks & I love it when they all line up on the glass together, or all five are each on a different leaf of the same plant.
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Old 03-25-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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I had 3 now I'm down to two cause they didnt get fed for a week. I'm thinking of getting 3 more. Or would 5 overdo it in a 55G? (they get algae wafers too)

And I'm thinking of getting 3 for my 29G
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4 African Dwarf Frogs
4 Black Skirt Tetras
4 Angelfish
3 Zebra Danios
14? Assorted Corys

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8 Pulcher/Brichardi Cichlids

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1 Betta
8 Pulcher/Brichardi Fry
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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I have 5 in my 46 gallon tank and it's not too much at all. They get algae wafers. I've also seen them eat shrimp pellets.
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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I read somewhere 1 oto for every 5 gal, but I would not add more then 1 oto for each 10 gal of water, unless it is heavily planted. 3 in a 29 gal sounds good and 5 in a 55 gal. I have 2 in a 20 gal and they keep it spotless. I still feed them zucchini and algae wafers on the side.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:02 PM   #6
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cool!
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:28 AM   #7
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Mine get zuccinni & algae wafer too, they love both. I tried a yellow squash this weekend but they seem to prefer the zuccinni. They also like frozen spinach leaves.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:37 PM   #8
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Well, most oto species are shoaling fish so feel free to take proper shoal even to smaller tank. I'd say about 15 gal is minimum for otos to keep water conditions good.

Heres one of my otos (Hisonotus leucofrenatus). I have only 5 in my 24 gal, because I haven't found more of the same species.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:15 PM   #9
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Thapsus, he's very cool! Makes my ordinary ones seem bland.
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:17 AM   #10
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I thank you swimmers from her part. I bet she likes to hear she's cool. Ordinary looking otos were bit too regular for me so I got something different. Not that Hisonotus leucofrenatus is rare but it's bit different anyway. I haven't had them long but I han already recommend them. Very nice otos.
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:07 AM   #11
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Just found this thread. I don't have any catfish so I don't usually read this forum. I wanted to get some Hisonotus leucofrenatus, because a Catfish of the Month article on them suggested that they liked cool temperatures, and my big tank is unheated. However, none of the local shops had heard of them, so I got hillstream loaches instead. They are plenty cool fish in their own right, but still I'm jealous that you got a few of my first choice algae-eaters!
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:34 AM   #12
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Well, I have Gastromyzon loaches too. We seem to have same kind of fish taste.
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