Otocinclus collecting in the wild

Discussion in 'Otocinclus' started by Coradee, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I've seen this video a few times & thought it would be worth sharing.


    Always try & get tank bred Oto's if you can as of that vast number of fish you can see in their net very few will make it to your tank & even then they may not survive.
    As you can also see they live in huge shoals so never get just one or two, always get as many as you have space for, a minimum of 6 imo.
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Huge group! Wow, why is the water so green?
  3. Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    That was an amazing and alarming video. It is doubtful, at least to me that many could/would survive the condition of that bag! Wow!
  4. B

    Ben3721 Well Known Member Member

    You have to think for the guy taking those fish they are worth at least 300 dollars to a local fish store... sad to see them be taken away from their home. But that water looks toxic. I don't know if that's there ideal natural environment.
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Not toxic------ just stained by algae.
  6. f

    fishlee Valued Member Member

    Shallow sunlit water with nutrients = green
  7. Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Which equals many Oto's attracted to the area! :)
  8. fish gazer

    fish gazer Valued Member Member

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014

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