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Old 02-08-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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How well do ottos handle salt?
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:15 AM   #2
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I have never used salt with my otos so I am not sure, but I am sure someone will come along who does know. Good luck
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I believe otocinclus are scaleless, so they can't handle salt at all. http://otocinclus.com/faq.html
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A excellent link for a little Otto Q&A, thanks, bookmarked.
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I have an oto in my 10 gal tank and keep my tank at around 2 Tbs of salt. He is doing just fine. Whenever I change water, I replace it with fresh water plus the percentage of salt. (for 1/3 water I add 2 tsp salt).
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Ottos do fine with a little salt (1 tbsp per 5g) as do most fish (even scaleless). Just don't add all the salt at once, i'd gradually bring up the salinity by adding half the salt one day and add the other half the next just to ease the transition.
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My vote's for no.
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