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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #771 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 02:36 AM
lol bad fishy....share the spam!

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post #772 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 03:33 AM
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My Raphael lived in the base of my Pirate ship and only came out at night to inhale all the algae disks I dropped in and return to the hiding spot. I set up my camera on night vision on a tripod, dropped in the disks and turned out the lights on tank and room. Took him about 20 minutes to come out.
Other than that... I never saw him, no one would know he was in the tank.
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For myself, I have cats. If any fish manages to make it out of the tank it would ultimately end up in the litter box. Anyone who has seen my feed (www.twocents.name) will notice the boxy like contraption on top of the tank. This is for everyones protection, the fish as well as the cats.
The only exception is the 5.5 gallon which I try and keep as a decoy for the cats. Small enough openings at the end to let the power & air lines in and big enough for cat tongues. (They absolutely love to drink the water... yrrrch). I suspect the female betta I had must have taken exception to this. She disappeared, but i'm not totally convinced it was the cats. I have a male in there now, something of a rescue.. he cannot swim well and he is as laid back as regular fish. He does not seem interested in defending his waters against the cats.
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post #774 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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I was just reading up on this catfish seems They like to hide and like to come out at night maybe he's Fooling you I watch one of my loaches bury himself into the substrate one day, Could he be buried in the substrate? Is there a tight lid on the tank?
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The lid is super tight. When I bought it used, all the tabs were out of the back of the hood. I cut plastic to cover all the holes, and taped it down. So the hood is actually taped to the aquarium. I still searched around just in case.

I rooted around a little in the substrate, but not everywhere. My substrate is not super deep, so I would think I would see a bump or something.

I'm wondering how I could catch him at night, assuming he is still in the tank and is still alive.


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post #775 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:07 AM
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if you ever do see him again, i would nickname him the obvious.. "Houdini"

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post #776 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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My Raphael lived in the base of my Pirate ship and only came out at night to inhale all the algae disks I dropped in and return to the hiding spot. I set up my camera on night vision on a tripod, dropped in the disks and turned out the lights on tank and room. Took him about 20 minutes to come out.
Other than that... I never saw him, no one would know he was in the tank.
The two striped catfish I can find are in an ornament.

There is another ornament, a waterfall, in the tank. It has a hole in the bottom, but the hole is sitting on the substrate, I can't see how he could get in there. But I still took it out of the tank and looked inside, couldn't see him in there. I also listened for the croaking sound, I heard nothing.

I had a baby video monitor and camera with night vision in Charlie's room when he was young, because he was a climber and his bed is a volkswagon bug, so we were worried about him falling of the roof, or opening the window and falling out. It has night vision (my regular camera and video camera do not).

Jodie is looking for the charger for the handheld monitor right now. (we haven't used it in ages). She found it, it is working. NICE. It doesn't record, but I'll just watch it live.

Tonight when I turn all the lights off I'll drop in a couple of algae wafers. The camera can rotate, move up and down and zoom in from the monitor. If he's in there, and alive, and comes out to eat, I should see him tonight.
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post #777 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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if you ever do see him again, i would nickname him the obvious.. "Houdini"
LOL, that's what I called him in the other thread.


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post #778 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:30 AM
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thanks.. but this also is a prime example of what someone somewhere else in this thread also said...
'go away for an hour and there are 10 more pages of posts...'

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post #779 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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thanks.. but this also is a prime example of what someone somewhere else in this thread also said...
'go away for an hour and there are 10 more pages of posts...'
Haha. It was a totally separate thread I made titled: "Lost a Catfish" or something like that. Looking to catch the eye of those that do not frequent this thread.

Two or three days ago I was away for a day and when I came back there were a few pages to sift through in this thread.


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post #780 of 1118 Old 11-28-2012, 08:34 AM
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well on the way to becoming a record buster..
'call Guiness'?

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