02-06-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ZeeZ
Huh. I just checked the receipt for my second time buying the last 4 Penguins and I wasn't charged... so now I don't think Petsmart will do a direct exchange for 4.
Looks like I should have stuck with my original idea, 10 Ghost Catfish instead of these guys. I did my research and saw on several different sites that they're "peaceful community fish" and thought they'd be a great fit. Clearly not. Even if I do get rid of the two, another could start acting up. Just goes to show that even if you do research, things can show up. Ghosts here are a bit expensive, $6 per fish.
Do you have any different suggestions?
As for the flow, I need to top up the water. That helps a little bit when the output is fully underwater. It's directed at the side glass as far as it can go without having water splash over the rim. This tank doesn't have a lid. None of the reputed jumpers like my Apistogrammas and the Siamensis Algae Eater has come close to trying to jump.
I could move the filter more towards the center and direct the flow against the side glass directly. There's no option to slow the flow. It's a Marineland HOT Magnum canister filter.
I have one of those HOT Magnums, sitting in the cupboard in case I ever need a backup. Too much current for any but the largest tanks, or if one has fish needing that. Which you don't, else i would not have mentioned it. Try moving it to the centre and directing it toward one end. I have that arrangement with my Rena XP3, for reasons i won't go into, but it does work as by the time the water flow hits the end glass and bounces back it is less strong.
If by Ghost Catfish you mean the Glass Catfish, check our profile [click the shaded name]. This fish will not do well in strong water flow, but aside from that, just note the profile data. Needs a group of 5-6.
Characins are generally peaceful, but one cannot guarantee this. Environment issues, water parameters, tank size can all affect them differently. As you have the fish, I would work to calm the water flow down, consider more plants and some more floating (I see some in the video). All of this is more in keeping with the fish's natural instincts and it might help.