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OK after i find a home for my pleco i want to get some Otto's how many would some of you recamend for a 20 gallon tank i was thinkins about getting 3 would that be enough?
 

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I would suggest one more spotted cory and 2 or 3 ottos, but they would probably be your limit. If you can avoid ottos and just buy 1 or 2 more spotted cory's, I think that that would be much better for your tank chemistry
 

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extra cories wouldnt help the algae problem... cories eat food that falls to the bottom not algae... you would need ottos or amano shrimp or siamese algae eaters or some other things
 

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I didnt say that cories would help her algae problem - and she didn't even say that she had an algae problem, lol

I said a few more cories may be more efficient than adding ottos because the two cories she has would rather be in groups of 3 or more
 

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well if your buying ottos and you don't have an algae problem then there's a good chance your ottos will starve
 

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Umm.. that's usually the purpose of an algae wafer. :
 

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most people like ottos because of their ability to clean your tank... why would you want them if you are just going to feed them wafers and not have them eat off your algae?
 

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Because they like the fish? ;D
 

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tu chay
 

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its touche lol
 

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Yes three ottos in a twenty would be fine as long as you keep your water very clean. When you don't have algae they readily eat algae wafers. they are really cute perched on plant leaves or stuck to tthe glass.
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EmpPleco said:
I didnt say that cories would help her algae problem - and she didn't even say that she had an algae problem, lol

I said a few more cories may be more efficient than adding ottos because the two cories she has would rather be in groups of 3 or more
it he not she
 

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do you have an algae problem?
 

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AHH sorry buddy !!!

I was obviously in the heat of the moment, LoL! I knew you were a guy I don't know what I was thinking lol

Forgive me,?? LoL
 
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yeah but my plec eats all of the algae before i cleen the tank
 

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but then if your getting rid of your plec you will have an algae problem in which case you would need ottos not cories in which case i was right in the first place muhahahahah... ty lady luck
 

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OK maybe so but that still doesn't change the fact that cories are better in groups of three or more so wouldn't it be a better idea to get like one more cory and like 2 ottos?
 

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possibly but cories can still do very well in 2s... ottos also like small schools so 2 cories 3 ottos would just make happier ottos and visa versa for cories
 

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lol that's happened b4 he not she
 

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hehe i feel dumb, I knew he was a guy and I said she anyway :-\ lol
 
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