At one time I had two otocinclus catfish. After about two and a half months they fell to some kind of fungal disease (that at the time I didn't know how to treat or identify).
I have had my five peppered cory cats for over a year and a half now, and they seem to be doing fine. I've added six White Cloud mountain minnows in addition about two weeks ago. They're doing fine as well.
I want to get back into owning some otos, so today I'm going to be purchasing five of the little guys. After reading around a bit on the internet, I've concluded that zucchini will be my best bet for feeding them. I was going to get a rubber lip pleco in addition, but thought that the pleco would get aggressive towards the smaller otos and fight them for the zucchini or cucumber, let alone the algae wafers.
I want to know if it's fine to skin and slice zucchini and freeze it in a large plastic bag. Will this affect the nutrients at all? I plan to take a slice or two out of the bag and blanch them in the microwave (to make it sink).
My pleco wouldn't touch the homemade carrot and cucumber gel I made for him, but when I had my first otos they'd go crazy for a thick slice of cucumber in the 10 gallon I kept them in, long ago...
In all, is freezing zucchini all that good for fish food? I assume so, but I have zero experience in this area, so I wouldn't know. Any comments? Suggestions?
Main Tank - 55g with six white cloud mountain minnows, five peppered cory catfish (occasionally treated with frozen bloodworms), six Otocinclus (regularly fed with blanched zucchini), and three ghost shrimp. HOB filter is a Top Fin 75, fully cycled. Air supply is a dual-output air pump, with the two lines connected with a T-valve into one airstone block. Not planted, but has five artificial decoration plants, some diatoms on them, hopefully they'll go away soon.