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post #31 of 266 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 03:13 PM
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The Oto Journal - Update 23-Jun-2011

Oh wow! I didn't even realize I had started this journal on this site. I was going to post this in the Cocama journal and did a search to find it and this one was here. I so apologize to everyone out here for not keeping up with it. There is a huge gap but I will keep it current as of today.

And speaking of today.....

The moment we have all been waiting for. Eggs! Woohoo!

Looks like Papa Oto is no longer in mourning. I was affraid with the loss of Mama, he wasn't going to have interest in the other two ladies. Today finally tells a different and much welcomed story.





These were found today. Now I didn't check the tanks yesterday as I didn't get home in time but judging by their appearance, they were laid last night/early this morning. I have counted (78) at the moment. There is (1) that looks like it will be non-viable. I have some other work to do in the other tanks but will try and count again later.

Majority of the eggs are in the Bacopa and Crypt jungle. There were very few found in the Ludwigia this time.

I'm so relieved now.
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And still no fts... tisk tisk
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May have to help me out here...."still no fts"????
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This gives me hope that otos will eventually be easier to tank breed and take some pressure off the wild stocks. That should also reduce the atrocious shipping and stocking losses including the ones I buy. I only have 2 out of the 5 I got a couple of months ago.

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OMG and I didn't get that??? That's it...time for another beer.

I'll have a FTS up in just a bit. I will update the entire tank as well from flora and fauna.
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Here is the shot of my main breeder:



Tank Specs as of 23-Jun-2011

Fauna: Otocinclus Vittatus, Caridina serratirostris

Flora: Bacopa monnieri, C. Balansae, C. Wendtii, Echinodorus angustifolia, Littorella americana, L. Repens, L. Repens x Arcuata, Pogostemon helferi, Ranunculus Inundatus, Subwassertang

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Lighting: 20w T-8 w/ 10hr photo period

Additional Details: DIY CO2 and PMDD pre-mix ferts.
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What are those 3 tin things in front of your tank? O.O
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Sweet! Congrats on the eggs! What have you been feeding your Otos? I am getting spawns on my corry cats but not with Otos yet that I know of. One of my females has been getting a huge belly now and then.
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Very nice! Thank you =)
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Great thread and great pics. I love otos!
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What have you been feeding your Otos?
I feed a combination of Ken's Veggie Flakes and Sticks, Zucchini and as a treat ... seaweed.
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