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Old 01-22-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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is my oto sick?

I have quaretine one of my otos. he appeared fatter than my other oto and under a light I saw red on his head. he seems to have more 'weight'/ bloat on one side. is he ill? how long should he be left in quarantine for?

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Old 01-22-2017, 12:34 PM   #2
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On head or around gills? How about a picture?
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:55 PM   #3
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On head or around gills? How about a picture?
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:56 PM   #4
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sorey the photos are bad... he kept swimming away from my flash... but its the flash that do shows up the redness.
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Red looks around gills hard to tell. No substrate? No real plants? Odd it bloated on one side.
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:13 PM   #6
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Red looks around gills hard to tell. No substrate? No real plants? Odd it bloated on one side.
thays the quaretine tank... I was told substrate isn't a good idea for a quaretine. and I don't have any plants unless I dig up one from my main tank
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Could be dropsy. Any pine coning ? Parasites, tumor, swim bladder. I don't know.
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Could be dropsy. Any pine coning ? Parasites, tumor, swim bladder. I don't know.
no coning, the scales seem smooth. I have no clue either! but I loved him just in case he could make my other fish Ill.
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Ottos are bad for parisites imo
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:27 PM   #10
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Ottos are bad for parisites imo
I know he has pooed (sorry.. talking boit fish poo). and its looked normal, I think. strongly and browny yellow. didn't strike me as a parasite (cause they poo the Parasite right?)
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Sometimes yes. Ottos are not the most durable. I got nothing to add
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Sometimes yes. Ottos are not the most durable. I got nothing to add
if he's popped it out do I need to treat my main tank? ok thanks anyway
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I cant say for sure what it is so I cant make a recommendation.
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I cant say for sure what it is so I cant make a recommendation.
thay makes sense. is there I notice I can look out for in the main tank. I'm new to fish keeping and have never experienced any ill fish yet.
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I dont medicate fish. There are general cure products you can try. If hes eating well you can try a blanced pea that helps with bloating issues.
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I dont medicate fish. There are general cure products you can try. If hes eating well you can try a blanced pea that helps with bloating issues.
i dont like the idea of adding chemical to my tank either... just water conditioner for water changes. awesome..I'll try that thank you.
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Otos are mainly procured from the wild, they're poisoned and collected with nets. They usually die in your tank. When they make it a month they're doing well. Theyre scale less fish so you won't see pineconing. You basically buy twice as many as you'd like to have..

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Otos are mainly procured from the wild, they're poisoned and collected with nets. They usually die in your tank. When they make it a month they're doing well. Theyre scale less fish so you won't see pineconing. You basically buy twice as many as you'd like to have..

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thays really sad I had no idea. if these guys make it (have now moved both on to quarantine just in case.... don't want my betta getting sick) I don't think I'll buy any more :/
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Quarantine is useless.with otos. They feed on biofilm. They will not take prepared foods (at first, after a year they eat everything). They need a mature tank. Basically if you want otos?buy them and dump them in their tank. Unless you have the best qt for otos ever??

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Quarantine is useless.with otos. They feed on biofilm. They will not take prepared foods (at first, after a year they eat everything). They need a mature tank. Basically if you want otos?buy them and dump them in their tank. Unless you have the best qt for otos ever??

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I put them in quaretine incase they were ill and we're going to make my betta ill. although my dad has a tank... unused but second hand from me with algae on it. maybe that'll be the ideal quaretine tank. I've pretty much done everything wrong with these guys
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