otos okay in a tank with no algae?

Discussion in 'Otocinclus' started by kidster9700, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    so... my planted tank somehow has no algae (not yet anyways) and i was wondering if ottos would be okay? i mean, i'll feed them veggie wafers since thats what i have for my snails, but i know they like sucking stuff off the glass and everything. i was also going to get amano shrimp so even if i start getting algae, there won't be very much for the ottos!
  2. JswinWell Known MemberMember

    Mine don't eat wafers that well, that being said they have a densely planted tank with lots of food sources

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  3. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    They;ll be fine, as long as you supplement their diet with veggies or algae wafers, etc.
  4. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Okay, cool. I've inly had them in algae-ridden tanns

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  5. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    Feed them fresh veggies several times per week, they wont touch algae/veggie wafers, at least the ones I have dont. You could also consider upgrading your light system or longer photo periods. Both will have potential to increase algae growth to feed the Otos.
  6. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    I will be upgrading my lighting in just a few days. And I'm already feeding zucchini to my snails so it sounds like ottos will be a great addition!

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