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    I introduced 3 ottos to my 20 gallon after two weeks in QT last Friday. This morning I found one of them dead in the filter intake. My water parameters are 0 ammonia and nitrite and 5 to 10 nitrates with a ph of 7.8. Is this just a case of random death? I had plenty of algae in the tank before I put them in and didn't notice any of them being skinny they all appeared to be healthy.
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    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
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    possible.... whats the other stock? i know otos are incredibly sensitive...
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    Its 12 bloodfin tetra but I haven't seen them bothering the ottos and didn't think that would be a problem seeing as ottos get kept in much bigger community tank.
    20 gallon tall: empty
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    Sounds like you had a good home for them, so i would say its just because the oto was so sensitive.....
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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    Thats what I thought just wanted to check any other possible reasons for the death.
    20 gallon tall: empty
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    I had several otos do this me as well. No discernible reason, just up and croaked. They are sensitive; so much so that we can't always identify what they're sensitive to - they just die. They say this will often happen within the first month. I found it happened slowly over several months.

    I'm sorry this happened to you.
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    Ottos often arrive half starved and are badly fed in the shop

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