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Thread: Oto question
12-17-2013, 09:00 PM #1
If 4 out of the 5 Otos purchased about a week ago are regularly seen. Should one presume the 5th one is probably a goner or do they sometimes split from the pack?
They have bellies at last! I was worrying they didn't have enough to eat, but they are looking good. Going to up the number after Christmas. More about that on a stocking thread!
12-17-2013, 09:16 PM #2
12-17-2013, 09:23 PM #3
I guess I was wondering if they split up as they do seem to like each others (and the black neons) company.
Will try to get a pic, but they prefer the back glass most of the time. Still quite shy. They were looking gaunt after they arrived and so I started smearing algae mush on the glass LOL after I read they sometimes starve to death in newer tanks. They don't have ROUND bellies, but they look filled rather than ragged!
12-17-2013, 10:02 PM #4
12-17-2013, 11:31 PM #5
55g African Cichlid tank -
29g Community tank -
12-18-2013, 01:18 AM #6
I have otos in three of my tanks.... and rarely do I see them all at once. There's always a game of "where's Waldo" for one of them, always unseen at any moment.
When I take decorations out to clean the tanks weekly, that's when I do a head count, and sure enough, they are all accounted for lol.
I amuse myself by thinking they know it drives us nuts so they say "Hey, yeah you, go hide, she's coming". LOL2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
12-18-2013, 03:21 AM #7
I have two of them in a heavily planted Spec V. You'd think with only 5 gals I'd see them. But they hide really well and I only catch a flash when doing water changes. Mine seem to like the back of the tank also.
12-21-2013, 02:45 PM #8
I *think * saw all 5 of them this morning, which is very exciting as I keep reading that the first couple weeks are key to their long term survival!
Going away for a week now, so fingers crossed the tanks is OK for a week!
12-21-2013, 05:35 PM #9
Good luck and Happy Holidays!My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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12-21-2013, 08:03 PM #10