Is my Otocinclus Catfish Pregnant?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by NyeAngel, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. NyeAngelValued MemberMember


    Two days before this, I saw another Oto cat chasing her around the tank. Eventually he was hovering over her on a Betta leaf. Pretty much on top of her. Now I see that her stomach is swollen. The other Oto cats don't look like this. It wasn't that big two days ago. Is she pregnant? Or just coincidence and bloated?
  2. Protim Sarkar

    Protim SarkarWell Known MemberMember

    Very hard to tell. Looks like she is pregnant.
  3. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Oto's don't get pregnant, they're egg layers so it's possible she's filling with eggs.
    They spawn in a similar way to corys with the males chasing the female & fertilising the eggs, the female then sticks them to leaves or the glass, they repeat that process several times.
  4. OP

    NyeAngelValued MemberMember

    *Nibbles a fingernail and paces nervously* What do I? What do I do?!!

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