Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Otocinclus Catfish in 8 g. tank???
I have a moderately planted 8 g. (actually more like 6 gallons if you calculate the total volume) aqueon cube with 2 inches of eco complete. I have a very peaceful Beta (added at beginning) and 4 Celestial Pear Danios which are less than 1" (added about a week ago). I also have a cherry shrimp and Japanese Amano shrimp.
My LFS sold me a Otocinclus Catfish (about 1" now) when I asked for something to help with algae; however, it looks like this fish is recommended for much bigger tanks.
It seems happy but is my tank way too small for this guy?
Does the Otocinclus Catfish contribute a lot to bioload?
Would it be better to trade him in for a horned nerite snail or something?