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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Feeding Oto cats

I just added a few oto cats to my tank and they seem pretty hungry and I'm worried that there may not be enough algae for them to graze on just yet. I have some HIkari algae wafers but they don't seem to care for them... does anyone have any recommendations? What could I give them?

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They like cucumber slices sliced thin and hung or waited down pleco's and snails do to .
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I've been feeding mine Omega One Veggie Rounds. However, I break it up in 4 pieces and spread them out all over the tank so that my ravenous corys do not hot it and feed them when the lights have been off. I notice the next morning happy otos with full bellies

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cucumber, zucchini, lettuce, try them out on different stuff, mine love raw potato. But they don't care much for algae wafers.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 04:26 PM
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My plecs love cucumber with the green skin cut off and weighted down with a small bit of lead. My Golden barbs and all other fish also like cooked garden peas with the skin off squished and dropped in the tank.

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