I just picked up my school of 6 glass catfish today from the LFS. I had to special order them so I'm very excited about their arrival to the tank. I have a 45 gal tank, water tests negative for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate... its been establish for 2 months. I have 4 corys, 7 black skirt tetra, 3 swordtails and a shrimp.
I have a couple caves that I knew the glass cats we're going to go right for, which they did. I just looked to check on them to find that one was pulled against the filter intake alive and still wiggling his tail like he was swimming. When I got him off he filter he started swimming nearby like normal, but started drifting towards the filter again with the current. He got himself stuck again a few minutes later so I moved him into the little breeder net.
I put a couple flakes of food in there but he refused to eat. I know that these guys are very timid and probably quite stressed from the journey to my tank, but still he is acting funny. He should be sticking with the others and be able to resist the water current, he is a catfish that likes current!
Not too sure what to do from here. Hopefully he'll acclimate tonight, but I don't want to keep him in the breeder box for too long because I'm sure that will stress him from not being with the others. He's probably not eating from stress, but it's his drifting into the filter that I'm worried about