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Old 08-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Fat oto or holding?

I got 3 otos monday night and they are all doing fine. I've noticed one seems a little bigger than the others. I'm not sure if shes holding or is just a fat female. Heck it could be a male for all i know. Anyways i think this one seems like the healthiest one i've got as it tends to sometimes school with my penguins. Pretty funny to watch.

The others are a little chubby as well so i don't think its holding but this one is the biggest.

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My best bet would be that it looks like a male, and it's just bloated. It's really uncommon to see otos bred in home aquariums. All of the otos I know of are captured, in a horrible way, put through a bunch of stress with poor shipping, that put into the US chain stores where they are starved and put in the exact opposite environment they need.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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My best bet would be that it looks like a male, and it's just bloated. It's really uncommon to see otos bred in home aquariums. All of the otos I know of are captured, in a horrible way, put through a bunch of stress with poor shipping, that put into the US chain stores where they are starved and put in the exact opposite environment they need.
Yea i was worried about the 3 i got from what i've read about how they are captured. So far all 3 are looking healthy and have been eating. Later this week before a PWC i want to feed them some cucumber for the first time.
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It may be a combination of both - but I know that my Otos can definitely get that pudgy when they've just had a good meal (zucchini day). I've seen it said that a round belly on an Oto means that they are eating well, and a flat stomach can actually mean they are underfed.
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They all have a round belly but this one is by far the biggest. Its good to know they are eating well though considering I've only had them for 2 days.

EDIT: Oh and its about 1inch in length if that helps.
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Yep, mine are likewise.

And is that a Fluval Canister intake? For a second I was like, "wait, did this guy sneak in and take a picture of my Oto?"

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yup fluval 205.
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