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  1. Default Albino catfish behavior


    0 Not allowed!
    I have four albino Cory's, all about one inch, in a 55 gal tank. Every once in awhile I see them swim straight to the surface and immediately swim down to the substrate. Not all together, just one, maybe an hour later another one


    Is this normal behavior ?

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    typically in my experience, cories, and other catfish do this to get air. DO you have a airstone or other device to up the oxygen levels in your tank?
    55 Gallon Tank:
    Fish: 4 Blue Gourami| 2 Yoyo Loaches | 6 trillineaus cories| 6 jullis |3 Unknown Cichlids| 2 spotted raphael catfish| 1 Gold fish
    Plants: None.
    Substrate: Flourite
    Filtration: Rena Filstar XP2, FLuval FX5 (seeding for the 75 gallon tank)

    __________________________________________________ ____________
    75 Gallon: Work in progress

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    No, I guess I need to add one. Is there a way to measure the oxygen in the water?

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    There's tests for that but....

    1. An airstones does almost nothing for air levels in the tank
    2. Even in a tank with very high levels of dissolved oxygen they still do this.

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    +1 with talldutchie - even when I had an airstone going in my tank my catfish do that - it's normal
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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