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Old 06-08-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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Hi! Ok where to start... i havent really had much experience with this hobby just a hmmm prolly 10gal tank when i was a teen with a betta,a few neon tetras n a black moore. Thought i knew it all ..wrong so i now have a too small 5.5gal i bought on a whim at petsmart bc i saw the great sale n poor bettas that reminded me of my childhood..plus my sister kept on u know u want one im gettin 6 tiger barbs whats 1 lil fish..meanwhile hers died it hasnt even been a month n i inherited her 3 otoscinclus she bought the day she found hers dead upon arriving home.. i now have to upgrade tank sizes n hope for the best til i do.. i plan to get a 29gal-40gal not sure yet..plus i want to try my hand at live plants (just some easier ones) I spend a lot of my spare time researchin everysite i find online n tryin not to overthink things..i feel like im leavin something out but i know im rambling ...sry oh n dont judge my bright rocks i didnt buy them my sister did.. well my pictures want loaf now so nevermind ill add them later..
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Have you cycled this tank? Are you aware of the nitrogen cycle?

Otos are very sensitive and because you have such a small tank, and no algae, they may starve to death. You need to see if they will accept algae wafers as a supplement. Some do, some don't and they die.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Thank u.. i have been lookin around for about a week now..thought it was time to join n . Ok lets see if i can answer all ur questions..i dont remember everything that was said but i know the 3 amigos (otos) r eatin constantly..i did put the tablets my sister had bought for them n ny tank but i didnt like them n dont think they did either.. so i bought some veggie rounds by omega one..i bought some freeze dried brine shrimp by them to n my otos snatched some of it from Neo (betta)..umm cycled tank..its been runnin for almost 3weeks if thats what u mean.. n i bought a better heater today so the water temp is more like 75°-78° now instead of barely 70° the other lil heater did .. in my pic if the otos to me the tummy looked well like a photo i saw of 1 with a tumor i think..but i freaked n started lookin at then closer it doesnt look bubbled out like that just n the photo..
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