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.