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    I am surprised to find that seriouslyfish.com has no information on these (?)...I'd like to learn about them, but haven't found very many useful links after searching
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    I am a little surprised as well. I don't recall ever not finding a profile I was looking for on Seriously fish, but I guess it's really sort of impossible for one site to have all the information you need. I'm sure you saw this in your search, but I am going to link it anyway just in case you missed it, or for someone else who may be interested http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...species_id=107 Planet Catfish is really the go to site for most things catfish anyway.
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    Thanks mom, yes, Planet catfish is the second place I looked, as a matter of fact. Like you, this is the first time I have not found what I was looking for at seriouslyfish....the otos are very common, so it is really unusual for them to not have an article.

    I have learned what they like to eat (algae, as well as sinking wafers and fresh veggies), the ph levels they thrive in (6-7.5), and the water temps (up to 79F)....I have not been able to find anything about how large a bioload in a shoal of 3 or 4 would be, however.
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    Considering that I've seen quite a few tanks with good schools of these fish and nothing but good things to say about them, I would assume that their bioload isn't that bad. Not like getting 3 or 4 BNPs.
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    The drawback to otos is usually how they are caught and handled....many, many of them die within days of being delivered to the LFS

    I was (maybe) considering 3 or 4 for my overstocked 40B, I have PLENTY of algae and supplemental foods, but we shall see

    I found an excellent read here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebI...cinclusart.htm
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    Slap if you get some. buy the biggest one they have,I mean look for fat belly and long. the tiny one have a harder time imo. arm twisting time you can fit 4 to 6 in that shoe box. lol
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    That is Strange. I've had the experience that while tiny otos are fragile, the big ones(old adults?) are quite sensitive too. The "fat belly" isn't an absolute indicator of health either. The skinny ones are likely doomed, but those that have very bulged bellies, especially in the anterior region of the abdomen, also will fare poorly as they likely have some internal ailment.

    My advice is to select for medium sized fish with either a flat belly or just a slight bulge that are active. The ones that are the dartiest and jerkiest are the ones most likely to make it.

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    Thanks for the help, guys...now, about that bioload....(?)
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    Madagascariensis, I did not mean like fat albert fat. but looked like they ate some thing. the tiny ones are fragile i agree. Where Slap and I are the selection of otos can be slim to none. you just try to find the best looking ones.
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    Have you ever kept them, cm?...if so, where did you get them?
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