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I am also thinking of getting an otto. The flounder i thought looked like an alien and then it got really cute somehow . Anyways how many otto's are required so they can all be happy? And what do they eat other than algae? Is it ok to put in algae wafers? Will they eat it?
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ottos like groups of like 4-6 ish, but tim says his single otto in a community tank had a very fulfilling life
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Here's a bit more info on the flounder.

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball,%20Flounder.htm
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yes i actually found this only a few minutes ago, thanks it seems like it might be a good match
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I am also thinking of getting an otto. The flounder i thought looked like an alien and then it got really cute somehow . Anyways how many otto's are required so they can all be happy? And what do they eat other than algae? Is it ok to put in algae wafers? Will they eat it?

There has been a lot of discussion just recently on feeding ottos, which is in the catfish forum, which will give you the answers if you feel like having a browse. but I feel that your ten gall. is already a tad overstocked, & I wouldn't advise getting more fish.

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I had a flounder for a short time. It was a spurr of the moment buy (not usually a good idea). I did my research on them after I bought and found out that they are a salt water fish that lives in the mouths of rivers until it is full grown and moves out to the ocean. Mine died because I couldn't get it to eat anything because it really isn't a scavenger. I didn't check out those links but quick wanted to share that info from what i learned from when I had one. If you have more questions send me a message.
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I had one otto in a 10g with a molly and a few platys when I first started with fish and he was fine for about 8 months until he died. I think he starved but I am not completely sure why he died. So the lone otto I had seemed to be fine. I have not had any other algae eaters besides plecos and that otto though so my experience is limited.
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well mollies and platys dont like to let food slip down to the bottom of the tank, and they somewhat help the algea problem by snacking on it ocasionally
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Great idea, Dano, thank you. I believe this may be a topic very worthy of discussion, along with several others. I like the way you think!
 


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