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Old 12-21-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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Pregnant otto?

One of my four ottos is really crazy looking now, and I'm guessing/hoping she is pregnant and not sick or overeating. She is really fat right in the middle, and when she is on the tank glass her white belly is really circular and wide. From the side her belly is so big that her tail sticks out at an almost 45 degree angle.

1) If she is pregnant, what can I expect?! Where do they lay their eggs?
2) Should I just assume the eggs and fry will be quickly eaten by the other fish?
3) Anything in particular I need to do to my water?


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Old 12-22-2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/oto-affi.htm suggests that they lay eggs on leaves and that they hatch in 3 days.
There is also this article here
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