A plea from the fish

  1. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi everyone.

    I keep seeing people keeping Otos in ones and twos.

    Please, these are fish that live their whole lives in groups. They don't exist alone in nature.

    It's like being plucked from your family and forced to live without any friends. In my opinion it completely destroys the fish's quality of life.

    It's not just Otos. Tetras, Barbs, Rasboras, Danios, Corys and many other small catfish, loaches, Silver/Bala sharks, dollars... the list goes on.

    We go to some lengths to try to give our fish a good life - good suitable water, decor, food, a big enough tank (sometimes). ... and then we keep them in ones and twos and think they're "happy". Who are we kidding??

    Please friends... don't keep shoaling fish singly - it's cruel.

    Thanks for reading
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I 100% agree!
    We can't hope to keep them in numbers as they would in the wild but the least we should do is keep them in as large a group as the tank size allows but in a minimum of 6.
  3. Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Totally agree!