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Oto feeding and care??

Hi all,

I just bought some Otos to control algae in my tank mainly diatoms, what kind of food should I supplement with?

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I've never fed mine intentionally. They graze all over the tank and stay fat and happy.
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mine are pretty small, and very active. how do i know when they are eating? when they are sitting on a leaf?
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mine are pretty small, and very active. how do i know when they are eating? when they are sitting on a leaf?
They are literally always eating, they're pigs lol. Anytime they are attached to something, you know they're eating. Occasionally mine will group up with eachother, play for a bit and swim around the tank then go about their business and keep munching away.

Also, I don't supplement with any food. I feed my other fish their flakes and brine shrimp and the Otos just stick to maintaining the tank.

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Oto feeding and care??

i add algea wafers once a week for my otos and snails to feed on
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i'm guilty of the occasional wafer too. my tank was pretty small (8 gallons total) and had only been established a few months, so i was concerned about the amount of avaliable food. i tossed in a piece of veggie or a mini algae wafer once or twice a week. i always pulled the remains out if they were still around after 24 hours, though.

i think the shrimp figured that out and they started grabbing the wafers when they droped and carrying them off!
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ive got diatoms, and they are starting to get a little stringy, my otos dont seem to like the stringy stuff...why?
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