Where can I find otos?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JessiNoel21, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy otos? I would love to get two or three for my tank thank you for reading
  2. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    What tank is this for? They really do better in a bit larger groups, I would not put them in a tank smaller than 20gals, they can be quite sensitive. My Lfs does not carry them, I bought mine at Petsmart, but had a high intial loss rate, I lost about 30% out of two batchs within the first couple days.
  3. amber0107

    amber0107Well Known MemberMember

    I bought mine at Petsmart. Started with 6 and only one died within the first day. Now I have oto babies. They're great but be sure to acclimate them SLOWLY to your tank water. FYI: I had mine in 10 gallon to start and eventually moved them to a 20. (also, mine eat the algae wafers and zucchini--after they eat the algae off of everything else first)
  4. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    Both my local PEtsmart and PETCO cary them. Take a lot of time to get them used to the tank and relaxed. I have a few still but I will most likely not be getting more, they don't seem to like the local water here.
  5. OP

    JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    I plan on getting them used to my water by them in a bucket with the water they come home in and using the drip hose I got from DrFosterSmith.com that is how I got all my fish used to my tank.
  6. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    You can also try the Fish Lore Buy/Sell/Trade/Free section of the forum. Maybe someone has them for sale or you can post a Want to Buy thread since you are now over 50 posts.


    Good luck in your search!


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