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Thread: Glass Catfish

  1. Question Glass Catfish


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    I have 5 glass catfish in my community tank and after around 3 weeks the are all fine but they sit ( swim ) in a decretive pot 90% of the time .

    I put a couple of algae wafers in their pot at feeding time and they eat them , if their quick enough to beat the 2 Albino Rainbow sharks and the 2 Flame dwarf gourami's , that come in and eat them too.

    But I have just added a serve of brine shrimp, which the population absolutely enjoyed , although the glass catfish again didn't come out their pot and missed all the shrimp with the exception of what swam into the pot.

    Would black worm be more to their liking ?
    Or are they getting plenty of food so therefore not needing to try and compete with the other fish ?

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    I would be less concerned about finding a certain type of food and more concerned about why, from a behavioral standpoint, the fish are hiding all the time. What size is the tank, and what all do you have in there? I don't know a lot about glass catfish but they're said to be pretty shy... they may be scared of the rainbow sharks (which are fairly aggressive) or other fish.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
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    I have an 83 Gallon community tank with -
    11 Glowlight
    10 Rummy nose
    5 Glass catfish
    2 Albino Rainbows
    2 Dwarf Flame gouramis
    4 Bronze cory
    1 Siamese fighter

    I don't have any issue's yet with aggression ,
    the catfish don't get chased or harassed when they do venture out their pot.

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    you could consider adding more of them. 5 is a pretty small school; they'd likely be more comfortable in greater numbers. You've got plenty of room in the tank so long as your filtration and maintenance are good.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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    They will be hiding due to the competition. They are shy fish and should only be kept with peaceful, non-aggressive tank mates.

    Mine ate regular flake food with gusto, so its likely not what you are feeding them, the tank is just too busy for them to come out.

    You might as well bring them back unless you like them well enough to make changes to other species in their favour.

    *after seeing previous posts while I was posting*

    Yes, expanding the school may help them feel more secure.
    Aggression isn't really their problem, tho you never know what happens after lights out. You just have busy fish in there, and glass cats don't like a lot of activity in a tank. My 77gal community didn't have a lot of zippy fish except for a school of rasboras.
    Last edited by sheamurai; 03-06-2012 at 12:40 AM.
    20gal long planted community

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    Thanks Brhino ,

    sounds good , I like the way they look so another 5 would be a plus .

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    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
    Thanks! - Scrup hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD - genocidex Merry Christmas! I blub you! - Aminax I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you! - Sandz Happy 30th birthday! - Aminax 
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    note that sheamurai has actual experience with the fish and I do not. If she thinks they're not going to do well in your tank based on the other fish you have, I believe her.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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    I know this is off topic, but I would also increase the bronze cory school to at least 8
    American League Champions! TIGERS!

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    Hi Sheamurai ,

    With what I have in the tank ( as posted above ) , what would you suggest ?
    Is it most likely the rainbow fish of the zippy rummy nose ?

    They all have been in the tank approx. the same length of time.
    Last edited by Baglimit; 03-06-2012 at 12:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLBfan
    I know this is off topic, but I would also increase the bronze cory school to at least 8

    I added 3 this weekend and could easy add 3-4 more next weekend if it would be positive for them..

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