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Agree with jusu. The Ottos love Zucchini, Spinach and Brussel Sprouts. Be sure to slice them and blanch them. Blanching: Take some slices in a bowl with some water and microwave it for about 30 seconds. Use veggie clips to keep them in place in the tank for about 2 - 3 days. Don't leave them in there for more than that as they start to decompose affecting the water quality in the tank. That said, they rarely leave the slices there for 3 days. They usually finish them in 2.

Like jusu said, if you see fat bellies, they're doing good.

Good Luck.
 
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The main trouble with the otos is the first couple of days in the tank. Once they get settled, they'll be fine. You'll rarely have to worry about them.

Like you said, if you don't see any algae, feed them the veggies every 2 or three days and they'll be good. They also like algae tablets and dried sea weed.

Hang in there.
 

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Sorry, Qwertus. I have no experience with bichirs. Hope someone else here will respond.
 
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