Very good small bottom feeder
My otocinclus is so cool. He attaches to the glass or a plant or any surface available. You can see him eating algae when he attaches to the glass. You really don't have to feed him. He gets plenty of food from the algae in the aquarium, even with a filter. Sometimes I think he's dead because he doesn't move, but he's just eating. And you might not see him much because he can hang upside down and hide while eating. Overall he's a really cool fish to own.
July 20, 2014
These are the smallest algae eaters you can find and they grow really slow too. They are the best algae eaters I could find! I have a 50 gallon tank and it was FULL of algae 2 DAYS AGO! I only got 2 of these guys and (2 days ago) and like I said 50 gal. tank they ate it all and I need to get more algae pads so that they wont die. I had one in my sisters 10 gal. a few years ago but it sadly died but it lived for 2 years so if they have enough food they last a while. but GREAT fish over all I highly recommend it.
May 10, 2014
I just got three oto's today, they are really cool! I can already tell there is a difference in algae in my 10-gal tank. They are very active and they are not aggressive AT ALL. They are so cute and small! They haven't stopped eating algae since I got them. These are the best algae eaters out there! And they are very affordable and definitely worth your money! They are perfect!
April 9, 2014
I got one of these yesterday since my filter stopped working (don't worry, my fish are fine), and after making sure the water temperature was the same in the tank and bag, I let him into the tank. He stuck to the side of the aquarium and started eating. I saw him wiggling, and moving up and down. Wherever his mouth touches the tank, the algae is gone from that part of it! He's just a baby, but overnight he ate 1/8 of the existing algae in the tank! I'm getting another soon! My Betta was a little curious, but Bubble isn't very aggressive (for whatever reason), and just swam after looking at him (Stripe) around 3 or 4 times. Petsmart, Keep on carrying these guys! I'd totally recommend these little guys to anyone!
March 9, 2014