Plants healthier with Otocinclus?

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FloatyGimpy

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Is it good for plants to have an Oto cleaning off its leaves? Even if you don't have a big algae problem? Will they benefit from having an oto "taking care" of them?
 

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Good question. It does no harm either, so... no idea if it's beneficial, unless you have a massive algae problem so the plants would get light-deprived by overgrowth.
 

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If the plant has no algae i would refrain on getting a oto.
 
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I have lots of plants, mostly they're doing very well and healthy. I have a couple of Anubias that have some brown algae on them that would probably benefit from some otos. I would definitely have to supplement their feeding with algae wafers and veggies. I just wonder if there would be some benefit to the plants to have an oto regularly wiping them down?
 

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The plants looking clean.
 

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FloatyGimpy said:
I have lots of plants, mostly they're doing very well and healthy. I have a couple of Anubias that have some brown algae on them that would probably benefit from some otos. I would definitely have to supplement their feeding with algae wafers and veggies. I just wonder if there would be some benefit to the plants to have an oto regularly wiping them down?
Also provide them with some protein.
 
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