How Many Otto Cats In Species Only 20 Gallon Long?

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I’m not... amazing... at stocking, but I think 12 is a good number, stick all the info in aqua advisor and see about what stocking percentage you’re at. Aqua advisor isn’t 100% accurate but can be useful sometimes, you want to aI'm for 70-80% stocking to leave room for human error, plus, otos are pretty sensitive. But I think 12 is a good number, any second opinion?
 

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Just be sure they have enough to eat. They are close to being pure vegetarians. They need algae wafers and fresh veggies.
 
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I have been feeding well with algae from my other tanks. I have an algae culture going in a separate small tank but when the culture is done I will add more ottos. Do you think 12 is the ideal number?
 

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keeperofmanyponds said:
I have been feeding well with algae from my other tanks. I have an algae culture going in a separate small tank but when the culture is done I will add more ottos. Do you think 12 is the ideal number?
12+ is an ideal number.

What filter do you have?
 
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Puck44 said:
What other species will you have will them?
I have no idea. I might do one betta fish but not sure. I want to do a single species otto tank for a while.

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12+ is an ideal number.

What filter do you have?
Marineland penguin 30 gal capacity and aqua neat powerhead bubble filter 20 gallon capacity. So two filters combined 50 gallon capacity.
 

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keeperofmanyponds said:
Marineland penguin 30 gal capacity and aqua neat powerhead bubble filter 20 gallon capacity. So two filters combined 50 gallon capacity.
You could go up to 18.
 
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I have decided to move one of my current betta fish into the 20 gallon. He is so peaceful and hasn't hurt any of the shrimp he is with. I may stick with 12 ottos to keep the bioload down. I really love these fish they seem so easy to keep.
 

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