Yes this should work. There are more options for fish that have similar requirements to the rams out there. I’d steer clear of neon tetras.LHAquatics said:
see I've always had good luck with Oto's hence why I get them but ill defiantly keep other cleaners in mind. I wouldn't think that rams would mind them since I've only seen Oto's hang out on plants and walls. I've thought about neon's and I do like them but I also know they like to shred fins same with serpae and skirts. the tank as of right now is still cycling before anything gets added. so far there's only been one algae bloom thanks to some media from another tank but its still got a long ways to go before fishStinkyLoaf said:Otocinclus require an established tank with enough aufwuchs to keep them fed. They’ll eat it up until it’s gone, and will have trouble recognising commercial fish foods as their food and will often starve because of this. It’s hard to find otos that are in good shape at retailers.
Also, rams might get territorial with similar sized bottom dwellers such as the otos.
You’re looking for fish that survive in lower pH levels (5.0-7.0) and higher temperatures (25°C-28°C) similar to the rams.
Yes this should work. There are more options for fish that have similar requirements to the rams out there. I’d steer clear of neon tetras.
Otos and other fish branded as "cleaners" don't really clean the tank. They might remove some algae but if the algae isn't spiralling out of control there's no need to remove any. If anything more fish equals more bioload which equals more algae. You can keep these fish, but keep in mind they won't clean the tank as well as most think.TrainerRuby said:see I've always had good luck with Oto's hence why I get them but ill defiantly keep other cleaners in mind.