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  1. Fish
    Hello, I am planning on purchasing some Otocinclus catfish and I'm setting up a quarantine tank for them. My concern is that my usual hospital tank is only 16L (4 gallons). Would this be large enough to house 10 catfish for 4 weeks? Or do I need to set up a bigger tank? TIA (Ps. I have...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I just got 3 otos for my 15g, as well as 3 amanos. It currently has 3 ADFs (African Dwarf Frogs). I drip acclimated the amanos and put them in, which I read was fine, but nobody has given me a clear answer on whether these otos need to be in QT tank. Currently they are in a small temp...
  3. Fish
    Hey all, I've noticed an ongoing problem with my panda corydoras that I can't seem to figure out. Hopefully, you guys can give me suggestions. I've had a 20gal long tank for about 2 years now and it's had some problems in the past with micro-cycling so I'm a bit afraid it's going that way...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    So I've had a 5 gallon tank for about 6 months that were housing neon tetras and an otocinclus til about a week ago. Unfortunately, last year I lost all my tank inhabitants - the rasboras, some shrimp and an endler to a power outage. The heat went out for a week as it does nearly every year, and...
  5. Fish
    Hi I just bought 4 Otocinclus fish just now, which are quite expensive as well as I waited 2 weeks for this fish. I have some Brown algae in my tank (29G). My guess is they will finish all the brown algae in 1 week span so I want to know what will they eat after that, I have heard that algae...
  6. Fish
    I have a 37g column tank (planted) currently stocked with: 13 Espei Rasbora 5 Otocinclus 5 Nerite Snails 4 Ghost Shrimp 1 Dwarf Orange Crayfish (CPO) The tank is tall and the Espei generally stay in the middle/upper section so the lower region of my tank just seems kind of empty. I originally...
  7. Fish
    Just wanting second opinions on this light discoloration I just noticed on one of my cocama otocinclus. What do you think, is it part of his natural pattern or a light scrape? After careful observation, it doesn't look like a infection (yet), not cottony and he is acting normal, though very...
  8. Fish
    I wish to get oto's to take care of my aquarium and help with the green algae in my tank. How many can I get if I can even get any? I wish not to overstock and its stuffed as is according to the 1" per gallon rule, but I know it varies with each fish's bioload Specs: 46 Gallon Bowlfront w...
  9. Fish
    has anyone fed their oto cats hikari seaweed extreme wafers. http://www.hikari.uk.com/index.php/products/marine/seaweed-extreme-wafers/ yes i know its recommended for marine but they contain seaweed which freshwater herbivore like. i also read a review on the site where someone said their...
  10. Fish
    When I set up my current tank I added two otos (not enough, I now know) shortly after cycling the tank. Sadly, the tank wasn't very stable yet and one of them died after a few days. The surviving one stays in one spot. I know he's eating a little, but not enough to have a rounded belly. It's...
  11. North Carolina
    Any otocinclus breeders in the Raleigh area? I've read they are healthier and live linger if you can find them not caught in the wild (from a pet store) and no pet stores have had any for a while anyway.
  12. Fish
    I got back into fish keeping a few months ago and have my first tank in 15+ years. I stocked a small school of otocinclus, but sadly, all but one of them died during a sudden ammonia/nitrite spike (after completing cycle; all other fish came through fine). Since the others died, the remaining...
  13. Planted Nano Tanks
    Thought I would start up a site for my Tank: (I know it's a little overstocked, but changing water x2/wk.) Fluval Flora 7.9 Gallon (wet start 10/24/14) Aquarium Inhabitants 4–Nerite snails (2): Neritana natalensis “Zebra”...
  14. Fish
    Impretty sure..Not a 100% sure but pretty sure these are otocinclus eggs. I do have 3 bronze cory in there so I suppose it could be them. But when I had albino corys breeding years ago they always laid egss in a bunch and were smaller. so hope fully these are Oto eggs.
  15. Tank Journals
    hi everyone! as you may have guessed, I collect rare/interesting variations of otocinclus catfish (and nano sized catfish in general). this is where they live: uhhhhh... {cough} went to hawaii for a week, & someone miiiight've forgotten to actually plug in the light timer. oops. {/cough}...
  16. Fish
    I was not trying to breed them. I moved them from a 10G at home about 1-2 months ago to my 5.5G tank at work. I've done 1 water change about 2 weeks ago. The only thing that I could contribute to them wanting to spawn was I made sure that the tank was full of brown and green algae before I...
  17. Tank Journals
    I got this tank for my Birthday in April of this year and loved it immediately. The design is very contemporary and it looks great right out of the box. I was so excited to set it up and get fish, and shrimp, and plants, and rocks, and driftwood and all that i needed to start a great aquarium...
  18. Fish
    Taking all comers! :bounce:
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I keep seeing a bunch of different information through my searches about how much water you should change and how frequently. I'm a new tank owner with a 10 gal planted tank with shrimp and a couple oto catfish. I plan on adding a few more fish soon though. The information that I'm really...
  20. Photography
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