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post #1 of 6 Old 08-06-2007, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Upside down Cat???????????

I have a small upside down cat in a 10 gallon with some zebra danios and 2 black skirted tetras. at present all he dooes is hide in a colerful clay cave and i hadnt even seen him since i put him in the tank 3 days ago until this morning.Is this normal behavor
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-06-2007, 09:43 AM
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A lot of catfish will only come out at night. I just put a new spotted raphael in my tank and a few hours later he is nowhere to be found! They love to hide.

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75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-06-2007, 01:47 PM
Yes.

Many catfish have "very pretty colorations" which are not displayed by other fish.

"What I do" is to place the rock and wood holes to "point toward" the front of the aquarium. When they are "hiding" in the holes at least a portion of them can be observed.

They are "smart little devils though".
My Queen Arabesque Plecos (which are very, very pretty fish)
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=229
have found crevices extending into the rocks from the holes
and hide in these crevices.
All I can typically observe is the rear 1/3 of their bodies and their tails.

My Gold Nugget Plecos (which are also very, very pretty fish)
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=153
function according to "my theory" and can normally be observed in the rock and wood holes.

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Normal behavior and one of the reasons why this species of synodontis is my least favorite.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-06-2007, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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I thank you for the info on this thread and any others that you might have posted to help me out. :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-09-2007, 11:13 AM
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Are they more likely to come out if they have more upside down cats with them, or will it make no difference? I know they like buddies.
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