Is my oto glass surfing?

Gr198868

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I have a 20 gallon tank that just finished cycling a couple weeks ago, I had only 3 guppies in it and decided it was time to get some more fish, I got 5 oto catfish and today 4 of them seem happy on their plants and glass and theyve cleaned up a bit of algae so I know theyre eating but one is going all over the glass, up down and side to side, is it looking for some food or is it glass surfing?
 

jake37

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More likely looking for food. Since this is a new tank you should put in a raw slice of zuc. Just cut, wash, weigh it down (I use a plant weight) and an hour later you will likely have several hungry otto eat it.
 
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Gr198868

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jake37 said:
More likely looking for food. Since this is a new tank you should put in a raw slice of zuc. Just cut, wash, weigh it down (I use a plant weight) and an hour later you will likely have several hungry otto eat it.
I bought some algae wafers when I got them and put one in last night for them, ill try and find some zucchini as well
 

Pfrozen

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I don't know, is it? Just kidding lol. Jake37 is spot on! It's just gonna take awhile for there to be enough food for the otos
 
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Gr198868

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Pfrozen said:
I don't know, is it? Just kidding lol. Jake37 is spot on! It's just gonna take awhile for there to be enough food for the otos
Alright thank you!
 

FinalFins

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Gr198868 said:
I bought some algae wafers when I got them and put one in last night for them
Otocinclus are notorious for not accepting manufactured foods. I could only get mine to eat cucumber/zucchini and they still inevitably starved.
 

jake37

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I feed mine a mix of zuc and soilent green. I have 9 or 11 (i forget) in a 40 breeder. They might still starve but about 1/2 of them are 7 month old and the others are around 8 weeks old (well time of ownership not fish age).
 
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Gr198868

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jake37 said:
I feed mine a mix of zuc and soilent green. I have 9 or 11 (i forget) in a 40 breeder. They might still starve but about 1/2 of them are 7 month old and the others are around 8 weeks old (well time of ownership not fish age).
Do they eat the zucchini raw as well or do you have to blanch it
 

jake37

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I feed it to them raw.

Gr198868 said:
Do they eat the zucchini raw as well or do you have to blanch it
 
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