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Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #1
Hi All,

Woke up this morning and found an oto dead and floating on the surface.

It has no visible signs wrong with it and i tested the water only yesterday and all was fine.

Another Oto is now acting strange i've attached a pic so you can see. It is swollen but it has been like this for months - i thought it was pregnant but now i'm thinking something is wrong.

The other oto wasn't swollen though.

Pls advise wat i should do.

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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #2
Few More Pics - just noticed this ones tail seems damaged :(

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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #3
another pic

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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #4
Can you test the water now and post the results for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH please?

Looking at the pics there seems to be some whiteness in the damaged tail, and the one in the last pic looks a tad red around gills and on body - can you look closely and confirm?
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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #5
just looks now hes on the glass and the tail doesn't actually look damaged now - bit stange.

he's stuck to the glass but does seem to be struggling to keep himself still on it - hes allowing the water to move him

there is NOT any whiteness or redness that i can see. just going to test water now
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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #6
amonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 5/10
ph between 7 & 7.4

Oto is now struggling to swim and occasionally just floating on the surface :(
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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #7
It's died :((

It seems so strange that one minute they have had young and the next thing 2 are dead.

Really hope the little baby fry survives now, still hasnt been eaten by the barbs
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Re: Lost 1 Otos and now another looks like its struggling! #8
Poor little fish. Does seem strange i agree!