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Thread: Oto question

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    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!

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    Maybe he's hiding out someplace...can you get us some pics of those "bellies", lol
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    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!

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    They'll be fine, I'm sure they are in good hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soot View Post
    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!
    The problem I have had with them is that if they do die, they are so small the other fish can eat them pretty quickly and you wold never know it. Then again, I have two Pictus cats that can easily swallow them whole. I have personally never had much luck with them.


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    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". LOL
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    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.

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    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!

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    I have around 18 in my 350 litre planted tank and I'm lucky if I can spot five at one time. I have no hope of doing a head count!
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