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Old 09-30-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Otocinclus cats not eating algae?

So I have had three oto cats in my 30 gal planted for a couple days, and I have honestly not noticed any difference in algae. Am I doing something wrong? Are they stressed out?


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Old 09-30-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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Give them a few days, have you been monitoring Their behavior?

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Yeah, they seem fine, but thought I would see better results by now


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Really don't want to resort to chemicals


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Really don't want to resort to chemicals


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Yeah, they seem fine, but thought I would see better results by now
How much algae are we talking about?
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Are you feeding them anything else? They need food too I think, not just algea.
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Is this a planted tank? What type of algae do you have? Otos only really eat diatoms.

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You could give them zucchini to see if they WILL eat. They're pretty temperamental, hard to keep until established.


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If you bought them to take care of an algae problem it's kinda too late. You don't need to resort to chemicals just increase water changes and reduce light.
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