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Smile Otocinclus Cocama $1.99

Today, I scored an otocinclus cocama, aka zebra. I went to my lfs and I noticed this lone oto, it looked different than the regular otos, so I asked "how much for the oto?" I couldn't believe it when they told me "$1.99".

This is my lucky day, I have seen them at AFA for almost $20 bucks, I am really excited, I still can't believe I got it for dirt cheap. I only hope it doesn't die on me, I really like this cool little guy. I wish the lfs would have had more than one, I would have taken them all, but my friend says the lfs probably made a mistake with the pricing, still, I am really happy

I'm going back tomorrow, maybe they have one or two more.

Woohoo!!! I have a zebra oto!!!!!!!

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Nice SCORE! Wanna buy a few extras and send it to me?!
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I wish I could find some zebra ottos! Good luck with it!

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They slip in from time to time as "contaminants". I've heard of similar stories. Awesome deal!
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Nice find. Mine were $15 each at the lfs.

I have to say this is one of my favorite fish now.


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See, it's good to have clueless lfs workers sometimes.


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See, it's good to have clueless lfs workers sometimes.

I agree with you, there must have been a reason why it was in a separate tank, but I'm glad I went there when I went, I really wasn't looking to buy any fish, all I wanted to do was to look at what they had, but I just couldn't say no to a deal like that!

He was at Pet Club in South San Francisco. I have seen them at Aqua Forest but you know they know what they are selling.

I'll take a picture when I can catch him somewhere in the front, for now, he is mixed with all the plants, but he'll pose for me, when he's ready.

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Here is the best picture I can get for now. I don't have a good camera and I am not good at taking tank photos, so I took this with my phone. He almost blends with the substrate.

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Nice.. The only problem is now you want more.


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