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Otocinclus in 10’000 lt

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  • #302346

    torso
    Participant

    Hi all

    ever seen 750 otocinclus sp (hoppei …) in a 10’000 lt tank? A friend has the chance to realise this project.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOK5stRPq1E

    I’ve never seen this natural behaviour or heard about it.

    Enjoy it

    Cheers Charles

    #348749

    plesner
    Participant

    My reaction can be summed up in just one word: WOW

    #348750

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    Absolutely mindblowing setup!
    Otocinclus a schooling species, never heard of it. My small groups definetely behave differently.

    #348751

    Eyrie
    Participant

    Very impressive!

     

    This shows us just what we are missing when a shoal in the hobby is only 20 individuals.

    #348753

    torso
    Participant

    I remember a picture showing Heiko Bleher (?) on a fallen tree half way in the river, handling a large net and the remark that with one movement there were hundreds of Otocinclus catched. At least they tend to school is what I thought then. I never exspected to see that in a tank. They have been stocked up to 1’000 specimen by now.

    We’ll see what H. bleheri is going to show in this extraordinary aquascape tank. Size: 400x180x140

    Cheers Charles

    #348755

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    How many of the H. bleheri are going into the tank?
    And when they do, a video update would be highly apreciated!:smile:
    Regards
    R.

    #348756

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Guess that explains why there are mimic species schooling with Otocinclus in the wild. Pretty easy to hide if they group together in such numbers?

    Really, really impressive set-up your friend has Charles!

    #348758

    BigTom
    Participant

    That is wonderful to see in a tank. I’ve watched videos of people collecting otocinclus in the wild in completely green water, but you can see where the massive shoal is from the water churning so much.

    #348778

    Colin
    Participant

    this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilnitMs1LRk

     

    nothing to do with HB!

    #348779

    torso
    Participant

    yes. Colin. It’s not always him. Seems I’m becoming old … Two thousend at once that’s not bad

    Thanks

    Other videos to come

    Cheers Charles

    #348782

    Aquarius
    Participant

    Hi,

     

    Thanx for posting the video, Charles.

     

    I`ve set up the tank 6 weeks ago and added 250 H. bleheri and 40 P. denisonii on tuesday this week. On wednesday, the H. bleheri swam in a circle as a schooling fish in a reef. One day later, the H. bleheri and the P. denisonii hanging around in the whole tank. Shoal? nothing to see :-) I own the same species in smaller groups and smaller tanks. The P. denisonii always swim in one group, the H. bleheri as well. Very interesting watching this species in large groups like this and in this big tank.

    Here`s another pic of the tank.

    10000_aug12.jpg

     

    Cheers,

    Andi

    #348813

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Absolutely amazing Andi – any updates on this?

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