Electric Catfish Questions - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Large net. Good idea. With a plastic frame, obviously.

I think my dad can probably figure out how to ground the tank, since he's an engineer. I'll ask him.

I'm thinking this in the 55gal and in a few months when I've saved some money for the decor, the cichlids in another 55gal (this time a bowfront). *dreams big fish dreams*

EDIT: Just talked to my dad and he said since the tank is on a plain wooden stand, it's already grounded? Also, I read that if you must handle it, to poke it with a stick until it exhausts its electricity. o.O

Last edited by Sakura8; 06-06-2012 at 09:51 PM.
Sakura8 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 09:50 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Dont put the cichlids in a bowfront tank, it restricts their swimming ability and doesnt give a lot of room for them to get away from aggression.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Tazman is offline  
post #13 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 09:55 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Yea the wood will have it grounded. Putting it on rubber, styrofoam, any insulator will make it not grounded.
Posted via Mobile Device
Olympia is offline  
post #14 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Taz, oh. No bowfront for the cichlids. Got it. Thank you for mentioning that before I went out and bought one. :)

I think . . . if I remember correctly, the stand is on little rubber furniture disks. The floor is plain ol concrete. Only metal, really, is the black rim of the tank.
Sakura8 is offline  
post #15 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:01 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Something to consider...here

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Tazman is offline  
post #16 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:04 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Could that not mess with his sense of direction though? Don't these fish feel around using their electricity as well? That thing sucking it up could confuse him, I think. :s
Posted via Mobile Device
Olympia is offline  
post #17 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:07 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
You are correct, didnt think of that

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Tazman is offline  
post #18 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
May just have to ground myself and be very, very careful around it. I'm reading that they can get fairly tame so as long as I don't do anything dumb like startle it, I should be okay, especially if I stay insulated and grounded around it.

It. I'm guessing it will be next to impossible to accurately sex this thing. I think I will unilaterally decide it is a male. :p
Sakura8 is offline  
post #19 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:12 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakura8 View Post
May just have to ground myself and be very, very careful around it. I'm reading that they can get fairly tame so as long as I don't do anything dumb like startle it, I should be okay, especially if I stay insulated and grounded around it.

It. I'm guessing it will be next to impossible to accurately sex this thing. I think I will unilaterally decide it is a male. :p
Good plan and LOL!

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Tazman is offline  
post #20 of 73 Old 06-06-2012, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
It's also a good thing the tank is on the top half of the stand. Otherwise I'd probably go out one morning and find one of my cats with its fur standing straight up. They like to bat at the tank on the bottom.
Sakura8 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about Cycling and choosing tankmates for pictus catfish Canadian Fish Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 02-22-2012 12:39 PM
Questions About Upside Down Catfish! BORGUSX Catfish 1 03-03-2009 01:43 PM
Two questions: one about tetras, one about glass catfish. Lt.Dan Fish Breeding 6 05-11-2007 08:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome