This topic has sure been popping up a lot lately. Otos are notorious for being fine one minute and dead the next. Otos are captured in the wild and shipped to your lfs
. I say otos aren't a very hardy fish, but at least one other person disagrees. Tank Girl mentioned that the fish don't have a lot to eat during shipment and by the time they find a food source their system is out of whack and can't digest food. Sounds like a reasonable explanation as any.
I recently lost an oto after a week of normal behavior. I checked my params which were all fine. The last time I tried otos, I lost all four after a month. Makes me wonder if I have the right algae that the otos eat or if they cleaned it all out.
One idea that has been suggested is to buy the largest otos that the lfs
figuring that the largest has the best chance to survive.
Here's a link to some info that includes PH
fresh - planted 2wpg ~ Eheim eco filter ~ south american theme
java moss - misc anubia - amazon sword - Red rubin sword - tennellus chain swords
4 ottos, 1 pleco, 3 high fin white tetras, 3 Black Phantom Tetras, 1 high fin black tetra, 1 black tetra, 2 diamond tetras, 3 yoyos
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