Salt and other meds with Ottos?

Discussion in 'Otocinclus' started by Steve106, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Steve106

    Steve106Valued MemberMember

    Good Morning Fish Friends,

    I was wondering if it was safe to use anti-fungal medications and salt with Ottos. My Ottos are not sick, but I have a suspected fungal infection going on in my tank and was wondering if ottos are too sensitive to medications.

  2. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    It really depends on the med. I would not use salt with Otos. Most are still wild caught and catfish species are sensitive to salt.
  3. OP

    Steve106Valued MemberMember

    Good to know. Thanks Dena. What anti-fungal meds would be useable?
  4. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    It really depends on the disease. Sorry to be so vague.

    As a first line of defense, I feed my fish freshly minced garlic once a week. Freshly minced garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties and help to bolster the immune system. Fish go nuts over garlic soaked foods; and the larger fish like to eat the garlic pieces.

    Others will have a different approach to keep fish healthy. I am a firm believer in offering a variety of foods that include fresh fruits and vegys. Maybe someone else will come along to post their approach to fish health.

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