Originally Posted by SAEisbest
But Otocinclus are so sensitive. I've seen many of them die on youtube and heard many of them die through forums. There was this saying I heard, "If you want six Otocinclus you better buy 12."
Not necessarily true. If you buy them from a reputable dealer, chances of survival are high. They've got to be acclimated properly and provided with enough food (some types of algae and biofilm) when they arrive. Sometimes they will eat prepared foods, sometimes not. Mine don't eat any prepped food, but they've survived in my tank for well over 2 years.
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