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Otos as dithers

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by Refael Hdr., Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Refael Hdr.

    Refael Hdr. Member 5 Year Member

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    Do Otocincluses make a good dither fish in Breeding tanks? I have never tried it before...
    Are they noticeable at all by the Apistos?...
  2. ed seeley

    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I've never had aproblem keeping the two together concerning predation on fry etc. but I imagine they'd be too inactive to really act as dithers. The Apistos do chase them off so they'll act as target fish ok!
  3. Cathy G

    Cathy G New Member 5 Year Member

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    I had them in with Blue rams when I used to breed them. They worked fine, though they are a bit dumb. They kept swimming into the ram's nesting zone even though they had the rest of the tank to hang in... but it worked.

    Cathy