Otocinclus collecting in the wild

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

  1. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

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

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL9FE3F6346C5EBF0C&v=ilnitMs1LRk

    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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Huge group! Wow, why is the water so green?
     
  3. Claire BearWell Known MemberMember

    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. Ben3721Well Known MemberMember

    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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Not toxic------ just stained by algae.
     
  6. fishleeValued MemberMember

    Shallow sunlit water with nutrients = green
     
  7. Claire BearWell Known MemberMember

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

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014
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