haven't been on in a LONG time, but just wanted to share the news that my otos have, once again, had babies!!!! yeah!! this will be the fourth time now. i still have the ones that were born 4 1/2 years ago! these new ones (there are 10 of them) were just born on monday, so they are only 5 days old now, but doing quite well. during the past 4 1/2 years we have moved and i have to say,sadly, that i have lost 5 of my otos, but the others are still thriving. i have set up a new 15 gallon planted tank and that is where these new ones were born. right now they are in a breeder net so my frogs don't eat them, but once they are big enough, they will join the others in their new home. i was happy to see others have had success in having baby otos and raising them. i was wondering if anyone knew how long these little guys can live? like i said, the ones i have that were born in aug '07 are still doing quite well. i was also wondering if anyone knew anything about inbreeding amongst fish. this is the one topic for which i cannot find any answers. congratulations to those of you that have new oto babies....they are, by far, my favorites. I keep reading that it is hard to breed these fish, but they seem to do alright all by themselves!