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Old 10-04-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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Otos and pH 7.5 ok?

When I had aquariums in Germany I always had a pH of 7 and could keep pretty much everything (tried to keep fishes for that pH).

Can I keep Otos (since they are wildcaught as I understand) in a pH of 7.5 or would that be a bad idea?

My kH is 7 right now, but I'm planning on adding pressurised CO2 by the next few days which might drop the water to what if I add about 20ppm of it? Would that be ok for the otos?
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They should be fine. Ottos can be very sensative. Sometimes you get a bach and no matter what you do they just die.

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Also keep in mind that a stable pH is better than a "perfect" pH. Acclimate them slowly and hope they are from a good batch.
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I agree with the above. Otos should do well in water up to pH 8.0 as long as the water quality is good and they have a good food source.
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I've read from many different sources that a pH of up to 7.5 is ok for them, although a little lower is probably more preferred.
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ive had my ottos for 5 months now and they are great...my pH is 7.6...
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Thank you all very much! I'll get some Otos then...
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I'd worry more about making sure to provide lots of fresh veggies vs worrying about pH.
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Of course I've worried about that, too. Have another thread in the "general discussion"forum about it, since I was wondering if they might starve if they don't really like to take spirulina tabs and veggies.
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my pH is like 8.2 and ive kept otos inther for about 2 months now. I have tried to mess with my pH but in the end, the fish are just happier once i leave it alone adn they do jsut fine, just chekc out my sig.
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