View Full Version : Are Glass Cats scavengers?
03-02-2007, 08:05 PM
A neat looking fish, but it needs to be bought in groups of at least three, preferably five. I'm not sure I want to expend room on this fish if it won't clean the bottom for me. Also, anyone know of any nice looking small (less than 3 inches) catfish? 29 gallons doesn't give you a huge amount of room for fish, so I wish to choose carefully.
03-02-2007, 10:07 PM
I don't think glass cats are scavengars. I kept 3 a while back and they spent all their time near the top of the tank. If you are looking for small scavenging catfish, consider corydoras catfish.
03-04-2007, 03:15 PM
Glass Cats are not scavangers, but you don't really have to have lare groups, I had 2 that did great in my active 29 gallon tank. They were great fish, I really enjoyed them. One thing to remember though is that they are scaleless fish, so you can't medicate the water if they're in the tank. Also, they will be really shy for the first few days/weeks but they will eventually come out, they like to sit in front of plants. I also had 2 Albino Cory's, they stay small and are great scavangers.
03-05-2007, 11:54 AM
If you're looking for scavengers, some cory and Ancistrus species are pretty small and make good scavengers.
If you just want a small catfish, I have a Microglanis iheringi and it's a really neat looking fish. More of a predator than a scavenger though. It's sold as a bumblebee catfish, but make sure that the species name is Microglanis because there are other species sold as bumblebees that get quite large.
03-05-2007, 05:39 PM
I've got one Cory Cat already. I just want a little diversity is all. I'd love to get one of the new Orange Cory Cats (natural, not dyed), but they are way pricey and not available locally. Hell, I'm having a hard time finding red and green Danio's, and they've been around a while. Believe it or not, Wally world gets the red ones on occasion, but they're always sold out by the time I get there.
03-05-2007, 07:40 PM
Corys should be kept in a school. Is yours active?
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