What are youre experiences with Otocinclus? How many can you have in a 30 gallon tank?
I have 4 in a 64 litre tank sorry i dont know how many gallons that is. 3 are active and swim with each other and one hides
Ottos are notoriously difficult to keep alive more than a couple of months. Seems to be a state side issue. Our members across the pond seem to do quite well.
I have them in all our aquariums. They like a seasoned aquarium. Feed them blanched veggies and high quality algae wafers. I have found that I loose 25% the rest live long lives.
Oh, and they need to be in a real school. Ours are in schools of 9 and 12
You need to up the numbers.
64 liters is 17 gallon. Is it still wise to up the numbers? I have just learned they do better or should be in a 20 gallon from another thread.
Yes. If you have adequate filtration, proper maintenance and water changes.
They should be in a larger aquarium. So your choices are:
1. Do nothing.
2. Up the numbers with proper filtration etc.
3. Get a bigger aquarium and use the smaller one as a quarantine aquarium. My suggestion.
Thanks for the advice
We would get a bigger tank if we had funds or somwhere to put a bigger one.
We will get a few more based on advice but worry about over filling tank as is
You are welcome
But remember with ottos water quality is critical. I run 10x the water volume in GPH filtration.
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