View Full Version : Lost Oto

11-27-2007, 02:03 AM
Lost one of my oto's today....or yesterday, or recently.....
A body "washed up" onto one of the rocks.....still had a bit of back color, but no head. Not sure how long it was dead, since the last oto that I had die a few months ago was completely jelly like with zero color. Darnit..... :( I guess I can not feel too bad though, since oto losses are fairly common. Especially newly bought ones. But Booooooo anyway.....

11-27-2007, 02:21 AM
Awww....that's sad...sorry for your loss megan...

11-27-2007, 03:31 AM
sorry to hear that megan :11:

11-27-2007, 02:37 PM
Thats unfortunate Meg, was it the one that started out as a loner that you bought the friends for?

11-27-2007, 02:56 PM
No, it was one of the 4 little guys that I bought recently.

11-29-2007, 07:54 PM
I'm so sorry your little oto died Megan. :( Did you say that it's head was missing? Or was that its head was missing color?

11-29-2007, 10:26 PM
Did this headless corpse look bitten, or like the head was removed too neatly?

11-30-2007, 12:34 AM
It looked either rotted off or ripped off. I dont think the gourami would've done anything though.....they haven't bothered with any of the neons or other oto's. Think something happened? Are dwarf gourami notorious for eating others?

11-30-2007, 12:58 AM
i dont think the gourami is the culprit, theyre not too fast so the otto would have been able to get away

11-30-2007, 02:55 AM
Boooooooooooooo indeed!

11-30-2007, 02:04 PM
Sorry Megan! You're right though. Otos are hard to transition. I was just wondering since your tank is so new that maybe there wasn't too much algae buildup for them to clean. Are you feeding them algae wafers too?

12-01-2007, 02:36 AM
Hmmm...sorry Megan. Perhaps he was just starting to become infected when you got him.