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    I miss having these as well. I could never get mine to take veggies or any manmade food, either.

    They certainly are very cute little fish. Thanks for sharing the video of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Not sure if they still do this, but aren't/weren't otos caught with dumping cyanide into the river?
    no, they are dip netted. Then transferred to several shipping bags filled with the green water they were caught in. I could be wrong but I think cyanide is mostly used to catch saltwater fish. Like I said though, I could be wrong.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Here's a great article IMO, I think this is what I read, but there's a lot of helpful tips to give the best chances for otos. I like the idea of purposely growing them algae.

    http://www.myaquariumclub.com/before...this-8507.html

    If they are in fact catching otos with cyanide and starving them, what can we do (if anything) to change this?
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    So far, so good. All 10 otos still alive and active, but it has only been a little over a week since I got them. Running both lights (Current and Finnex) 16hr/day is keeping a bit of algae dusting on everything, allowing them to graze at their leisure. They will also eat fresh veggies and some of the Aqua Eden shrimp pellets once they soften up. They seem to have taken a liking to the Hikari brand sinking wafers, and I was surprised at how many will flock to the wafers and then lay there, snatching up the bits and pieces that fall off over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    So did they catch them with cyanide? They are all trying to jump out of the water.

    Maybe not all are caught that way, at least not anymore. I'm glad your otos are doing well and eating prepared foods, that's great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    So did they catch them with cyanide?
    Can't tell from the vid. I hope not.
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    Think it is a dried out lake / part.
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