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Here is my 240g tank at my office with wild discus, rummynose- 100, cardinals - 100, buenos airies tetras- 30, red spotted Guyana angels - 15, Tefe Green discus - 5-5.5"- 4, Semi Royal Brazil Cupeira Discus - 4.5"-2 and apistos. 

Red shadows are the office lights above the tank. 

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Great pix, I love the look of a swarm of cardinals. Ill have to snap some pix of my tanks tomorrow.

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Nice to see wild discus for a change with lots of room to manoeuvre. With a tank that size even large fish look small.

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Ill send an updated photo tomorrow as I put in 30 Otocinclus vittatus!

 

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Alright now were talking ottos. I'm interested now, How do you know yours are affinis? ive heard 99% of ottos in the Canadian market are vestitus. I have a bunch and some do look a touch different than others. Apparently telling the different ottocinclus species apart can only be done with electron microscope. id really like to know what I have.

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Sorry you are correct - these are vittatus! I don't get the affinis in much! I rarely see the vestitus as they are from Peru but have a deeper black band running down the center of the body.

Locality of collection is the sure way but if the only way to tell them is an electron microscope then it could be a while for me to confirm this!

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Here are 2 pix 1 shows 2 ottos above dark below light. the second pic is of the top darker otto. Ive only had him for a week or so and his stomach is sucked in I'm guessing the bacteria in its stomach died during transport and he will probably pass in the next few days.

Do you think these are different species or the one is just darker because it is ill?

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I cant tell at all and if that poor guy makes it that will be a miracle so comparing a healthy fish coloration to one that is dying is not going to help. The sideview is best to compare the patterns.

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He croaked today :(. I wish SKA would get some more in I hate buying them from Pisces. There just to finicky to be dumped into bare tanks. But I finally convinced the staff to keep almond leaves in there otto tanks!

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I too would love some healthy Otto's. Out of the dozens I have bought over the years I have lucked out with very few that live more than a few weeks & it sucks b/c they are awesome cleaners! Right now I have 1 lonely guy in my 30gal....

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I have zebras and common otocinculus (cocama and vittatus). They seem to be doing well after a month. 4 out of the 100 died so far but none of the zebras have croaked yet. I do treat with metro for 4-5 days though.

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Lets see some more planted tanks!!

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