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Old 04-11-2007, 11:18 AM   #31
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Yeah, he did look a bit thin. I started with 6 last Saturday, and definitely lost one...cant seem to find one of the others (might had also succumb)...but I started to throw in algae wafers on Monday night. One a night and they were definitely eating from them, but the bulk of the wafer was still there the next morning...should I leave it in? or remove it in the morning and replace with a new one the next night???
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:54 AM   #32
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If still there after 36-48 hours I would probably suck it up, but it may just take a while for them to enjoy it (soften and slightly break down). My Oto's also love lettuce. You can buy a head of romaine with the long thick leaves, wash it well in tap water, and then still wet, put it in the freezer. Give it 30min or so to completely freeze through, and then attach it to the side of the tank with a veggie clip, or weight it down. The freezing causes the cell walls to rupture making it easier to eat (and IME more appetizing to the fish).

Since this is a new tank you'll get a diatom outbreak shortly which your Oto's will LOVE. IMO it is their favorite food, and they will all have fat bellies after that starts.

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Your tank is beautiful! I really like the aquascape.

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well considering that I have 20 cherry shrimp on the way, I didnt want to overcrowd the bottom of the tank...so I was considering no less than 3 and no more than 5.
You have room for way more than 5 cories. Cories are so much more fun to watch and behave differently in larger groups. Its worth it to get atleast 8 IMO and the shrimp won't take up that much room. Go with 8 or more and you won't be let down. In a 72g bow, seriously, you could have 12+ cories and the shrimp! They don't take up that much space.
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I wish I had room in my tank for more cories...but its only a 29g and there isnt' a whole lot of room on the bottom.
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Thanks for the advice on the oto's 7. JustOne, I would like to have more cories, however, I have plans for a few schools in the tank, and I'm not sure my filter can handle the bioload...I dont want to throw my water out of whack...
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