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Old 11-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Can an Otocinclus be kept with baby fish?

I have a ten gallon planted aquarium that I've affectionately referred to as my little greenhouse tank for a while now. After purchasing an assorted variety of mollies for my bigger tank, they all started having babies. I wasn't surprised, I was actually anticipating this because three people in my family keep mollies. I put about thirty of the babies in the ten gallon at the request of some of my family that wanted some of the colors I have, and now that I've done it, I'm a little stumped.

My plan for my ten gallon planted tank was to upgrade it to a twenty and put a group of Otocinclus fish in there. The only reason I hadn't done so already was because they're kind of hard to come by where I live. Now that I have all these babies in that tank though, I just wanted to know, can Otocinclus fish even be kept with baby fish? I know they're supposed to stay small and live off of plants and algae, but I've always stocked my aquariums following the rule that if it'll fit in a fish's mouth it probably will end up in a fish's mouth.

Eventually the babies will be moved to different tanks, and I don't intend to introduce any pet store fish to a nursery tank, I was just curious, for future reference, if the Otocinclus was baby friendly.
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Otos should be fine with fry.
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