Originally Posted by Bambinojake
Otos are awesome fish! But they hate transport. So i would not bring the otos with you on the drive.
Which is why I don't want to leave them. I'll have to do what's best for them, though. They'll enjoy having such a large space and can take the place of the pleco I was going to try to get (not sure where I could find the small species I was looking at). With a group of cories and my otos algae around the bottom should be under good control.
Guess I'm going to get a baby betta.
I won't be leaving until January, possibly
but not likely, August. Baby Betta should have plenty of time to grow strong enough for the trip. I'll keep him segregated from the 10 gallon until the 45 is up and running so the otos can go in there. It will give me the chance to treat any illness it will have from the pet store
I'd get an adult from a lfs
but earlier I got a baby who was really sick because I wanted to try to save it, but he died, sadly. With the 30 day return policy I can bring the poor thing's body back and get a healthy one. The Petco I got him from wasn't very betta friendly, but the one closer to me is great with them.