Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site
Tropical Fish Forums
Aquarium fishkeeping around the world!
 
ChatChat  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Temperature for Cories and Otocinclus and food for Otocinclu
 Forum Index > Freshwater Basics  Reply to topic   Post new topic
Author Message
skokie
Members


Joined: 01 Sep 2010

PostPosted: 2011.11.24(Thu)14:17    Post subject: Temperature for Cories and Otocinclus and food for Otocinclu Reply with quote

Hello

Its been a while since I posted, been busy with kids life etc Smile I have 3 panda cories, 3 venezuela red cories, and 3 julie cories with 3 otocinclus. Right now the temp holds at 75-77. Is this too hot or cold? The tank is a 29 gallon.

Also what would be good to feed the otocinclus. Right now they are going after the same shrimp pelltet, brine shrimp, and blood worms that I am feeding the cories but If I can change it up Smile

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Marcos Avila
Moderators


Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: Santo Andre (Brazil)

PostPosted: 2011.11.24(Thu)19:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

The temperature is alright, don't let it drop below that, though.

That food selection is very meaty and great for cory cats, but oto's need more green stuff than anything else, so I'd include pleco algae wafers in the mix.
_________________

Success with a fish/tank is measured in YEARS, not months or weeks...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
skokie
Members


Joined: 01 Sep 2010

PostPosted: 2011.11.25(Fri)18:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcos Avila wrote:
The temperature is alright, don't let it drop below that, though.

That food selection is very meaty and great for cory cats, but oto's need more green stuff than anything else, so I'd include pleco algae wafers in the mix.



Anything else I could add to the diet? I have the algae wafers already.

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
unissuh
Advisors


Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: 2011.11.26(Sat)20:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try adding dried seaweed sheets (nori, kelp) or blanched veggies (zucchini, cucumber, sweet potato, pumpkin etc etc).

These might actually be better, corys will scavenge the algae pellets as they usually have fish/prawn/squid meal in them but they shouldn't touch these. Gives the Otocinclus more time to eat.
_________________
Fishing in the Rivers of Light
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Freshwater Basics All times are GMT - 6 Hours Reply to topic   Post new topic
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L