Glass Catfish - bottom dweller or not?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Catfish » Glass Catfish - bottom dweller or not?

Glass Catfish - bottom dweller or not?

This is a discussion on Glass Catfish - bottom dweller or not? within the Catfish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I'm currently getting ideas on what I want to do for my new tank (pending paycheck and apartment approval, haha). I'm interested in glass ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Bandit Cory
Bandit Cory
Zebra Plecostomus
Zebra Plecostomus
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Glass Catfish - bottom dweller or not?
Old 09-26-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
 
Glass Catfish - bottom dweller or not?

I'm currently getting ideas on what I want to do for my new tank (pending paycheck and apartment approval, haha). I'm interested in glass catfish because, in my opinion, they seem pretty cool. Stuff I have read about them mentions all the housing issues (groups, etc) and things of that nature...but not what level of the tank they inhabit. They don't *look* like bottom dwellers, but I just wanted to check and see if anyone had any information on that...
SmallFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
 
they are a lovely looking and active fish :)

You are right that they do not dwell at the bottom. They are generally found near the middle or top but very rarely the bottom.

They are fast but if kept in smaller numbers can be shy, you need to really make sure they are not bullied away from the food by other fish.
If you get a decent amount of them the loose the shyness and really come out of their shells :)
chrisfraser05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
 
Awesome, that is exactly what I was hoping to hear.
SmallFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
 
fish joey's Avatar
 
I have 5... started... with 2, before I knew better, the 2 would hide in plants towards the back ...since I got the rest they stay front center mid upper in the tank shoaling I think,,,,,The one thing I have noticed is they seem a little dim when it comes to being fed they want the food to fall directley in front of their little faces ....Im always saying TURN around, look around!!!!!...I dont find them active, just stay put most of the time, maybe I need more
fish joey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
 
Byron's Avatar
 
You will find the answer/reason for all your questions (where it swims, how it eats and why, etc) in the profile of this fish. Profiles are under the second tab from the left in the blue bar at the top, or you can click on the shaded name in posts to see that fish's profile info. Glass Catfish for example.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 01:12 AM   #6
 
Melody's Avatar
 
We love our Glass Cats. I agree that they prefer the middle to top, mostly middle in my experience, unless they're feeding. We have some that position themselves at the top, in between the filters when feeding on floating food. The food comes straight at them and they dart out to catch it. My son used to liken it to a video game. Others stay in the middle and let the food come to them. They love frozen foods of all sorts.

Other than that, lots of company, current, plants, and water changes will make them very happy.
Melody is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do Glass Catfish really need to be kept in groups? ThalesthePearsei Catfish 3 02-09-2010 06:15 PM
Is my glass catfish dying? brettxw Catfish 4 01-22-2010 01:31 AM
Glass catfish and Angelfish? Livelifelaughlove Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 02-11-2009 06:04 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.