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.
Last edited by hunterlook; 03-19-2013 at 05:50 AM.
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!