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Old 07-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Otocinculus Catfish

Alright, so i was in the market for a good algae eater. I lov the look of otos, but had alot of trouble with them last time around, and they hardly ever ate any algae. So i was more than skeptic when my favorite sales associate at my petco told me these would be excellent. i told him about my past troubles and he said that it was probably the shock of moving them or they were uncared for in the tank they were in. He suggested i research these little guys or another small algae eater. i like what ive read on thim. He seems to eat brown, green, and other types of algae. However, i want as much info as i can get on these guys. how to acclimate them, how to feed them, what kind of algae wafers, what other algae does he eat, and finally, will someone please tell me how to pronounce the name?
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mine ate all the alagae in my 10 in like 3 days and it was pretty heavily covered. most dont eat algae wafers,but mine love blanched cucumber. drip acclimation is best
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drip acclimation?
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Oto-scene-q-lus, I believe.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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drip acclimation?
you use airline tubing to syphon water out of the tank into tghe bag there in,and whenever it gets full take out 50% of the water. do this 2-3 times. tie a knot in the tubing to drastically slow the water flow
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FINALLY!!!! ive wondered for months@! TY
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Haha I was pronouncing it wrong forever and someone finally corrected me. I just saved one of these little guys from the most deplorable lfs I've ever seen.

This is Daggit.
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lovely name! looks happy
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whats drip acclimation?
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you use airline tubing to syphon water out of the tank into tghe bag there in,and whenever it gets full take out 50% of the water. do this 2-3 times. tie a knot in the tubing to drastically slow the water flow
that^^ ,is drip acclimation
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