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Old 10-10-2015, 11:02 PM   #1
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otocinclus catfish behavior

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Do otocinclus catfish typically rest with their dorsal fin resting flat against their body?

Otherwise, they look healthy, have gained a little weight since I got them and are active at night.

Just wondering if this is typical...

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Yup, mine do it all the time. As long as they as full bellies and their color is intense. You should be fine, though still keep a close eye on them.
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I have them in 3 tanks and that's pretty typical:

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They are just relaxed. It's perfectly normal behavior.
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Hi, thanks for the replies!
Yes, their bellies are quite full... they've been eating good.
I am happy to report that my otos have bred! Apparently they have been quite satisfied. I found two tiny fry in there yesterday morning.
I guess they are happy.

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What have they been eating? I have a few, but can't tell what they eat. Well I know they eat broccoli and zuchinni.


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Hi, thanks for the replies!
Yes, their bellies are quite full... they've been eating good.
I am happy to report that my otos have bred! Apparently they have been quite satisfied. I found two tiny fry in there yesterday morning.
I guess they are happy.

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That's awesome, not too many people can say that they had oto fry.
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Thanks!
Mine like the algae tabs I give them. I feed Marineland xl algae tabs. I find them clinging to them at night. I also throw in a couple bottom feeder pellets, which seem to disappear. They have huge stomachs.
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Are you sure they are Otto fry? What other fish do you have in the tank?


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I am positive...the only other fish I have are mountain cloud minnows. And, these babies were were clinging to the glass like adults.
So, yes, I had some oto fry!
I haven't seen them since Saturday morning though, hope they didn't get eaten...

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