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SubscribeReappearing Otto after about 10 months now 2nd one appears
keithgh
 
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EditedEdited by keithgh
I gave up with the ottos about 10 months ago after I lost the last two. After a bit of research I decided to buy some Cherry Red Shrimps about 5 months ago.
Today all of a sudden there is one Otto sitting on a piece of DW.
This Otto must mainly come out of a night time, what else can I say.

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wow u should totaly look if u can see more!!!!!!!
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Today I saw him again even my stripped Khuli Loaches are coming out more.

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weird have u changed anything with the tank lately?
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I lost an Otto for 2 weeks in a 10 gallon once. They can be hard to see, dark and never leaving the ground.
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Yes, mine are more nocturnal than daylight appearing as well. They are very quick to dissappear if you look at them for too long.
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Because of the heat the tank temp went up a bit. Now I have turned the temp down a litle other than that nothing at all.
With the heat I have had part of the glass top off this has meant more evaporation and I have topped up from 1.5 -2lt of stored prepared water during the week.

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Put Otocinclus into a well planted tank and they can disappear for months on end. Even in the Panda Fun palace I have to send out a robot submersible to find mine at times!

However, here's something you can try if you want to make them more visible - I recently purchased some Ludwigia palustris for the Panda Fun Palace, and my Otocinclus seem to LOVE perching around them!

If you're able to feed your Otocinclus with Hikari wafers as well, this is a good way of bringing them out, if they don't have to compete with a huge brace of other bottom feeders for these. The moment mine get a sniff of Hikari wafer, they're out at the front homing in on them, and I then have the fun of watching them trying to push past the Panda Corys to get to them!



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yea ottos are funny little fish my friend had a really densly planted tank its a 150 gallon he put like 50 ottos in there and in like a month i have seen like 3 till last night he put in like 2 or 3 cuts of zuchinnie and they swarmed it it was crazy!!!!!!
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Today 23rd March I was watching the CRS feeding when all of a sudden I saw 2 Ottos on the same piece of DW. I can not remember when I last saw 2 Ottos out at the same time.
What is going on with these two Ottos.

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sounds like that got every nook and cranny in that tank found.they mite be buddys keith,just hanging around on your driftwood
atleast now you know they are ok
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This is where they have been hiding as you can see it is a thick clump of Anubias nana. I fully realize there is a lot of algae but I am not worried one bit the shrimp love it. It is mainly there because it is slower growing plant than all the Crypts.

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Otto's, Khuli's and Shrimps home 3-09 Keith


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no wonder they vanished for a while,lots of greenery to hide in
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yeah, I know. I lose mine for weeks or even months at a time. seems like I got to take all the stuff out and then there they are
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maybe the crs make them feel more comfortable... alternately, maybe they ate all the algae in the hidey-spots and now they have to come out (om-nom-nom-nom... no "eating" smiley???)
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I tell you if I was truly a fish I would love to hide in that tank. vs. the little tank that Gilbert hangs out in. Glad to see that the tank is still going great and hey ottos reappearing is awesome!

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EditedEdited 22-Mar-2010 22:52
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Its been just over 12 months since I took that photo and today you cannot see any substrate at all.

In fact today I am taking out many of the larger Crypts that have just got out of control.

I bought all of the mini crypts directly from the same grower and apparently the second lot they were of a slightly different variety and have grown twice the height they should be. Which means a few alterations have to be done.

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wish my stupid plant (java fern) would grow out of control. but then again it's only a 5 gallon so at least the plant is alive, which is still saying a lot for me. I should do more with the tank but heck, Gilbert the betta boy seems happy.

Heidi

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