Thread: Random otto deaths
03-18-2013, 03:58 PM #11Member Swordtails
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How frequent are your water changes? I don't have ottos myself, but from this thread, it seems they are sensitive fish. Perhaps they like super-clean water with 0 nitrates. Up the water changes frequency to 25%-50% every other day for the next week and vacuum the substrate thoroughly.
03-18-2013, 05:40 PM #12
Ottos often arrive half starved and are badly fed in the shop
03-18-2013, 06:10 PM #13
Talldutchie: I know when I got them I had a ton of algae in the tank (I'd been growing algae for this reason) and they were well fed with full stomachs any time I saw them on the glass.20 gallon tall: empty
29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
10 gallon QT: empty
03-18-2013, 06:22 PM #14
make sure to supplement their diet with zucchini on a clip as well. Even though there is algae, they may be reluctant in a new tank to eat, and supplying something they really love assures they will eat.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.