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nags 04-30-2012 02:16 PM

ghost catfish
anyone else have and love glass catfish? I have 3 in my tank and they are great I love to watch them at feeding time. what fish do you have with yours? also are your active during the day mine kinda hide until dusk then they are all over

dmuddle 04-30-2012 07:01 PM

I like them heaps, I have seen displays where they are kept with discus

djrodan 05-03-2012 10:48 PM

I LOVE the glass cats. I have a solid group of 5. They're really funny with their personalities, 3 will always school and switch between a few different locations, while the 2 others pretty much stick to the same spot.

I got really nervous when one day I found that one seemed to have a stroke or something, he was bent in the spine badly (water quality is great, with no other sickness at all in the tank ever). That fish since then recovered somehow, he isn't bent anymore, but now he's so much more active and inquisitive than before. He'll swim about scoping out his surroundings, then swim back to his other two friends. Maybe he had a brain trauma and lost his schooling urge, if thats at all possible??

Another funny thing: when I feed them blood worms with the turkey baster the two more active will swim straight up at the tube and wait for the worms, while the third seems to actually dislike bloodworms. They will float and hit his head and his barbels will touch the worm smelling it over and over again, but he wont eat them. He'll go crazy for flakes though.

I could go on all day about the glass cats!

I've been reading that the two species

Kryptopterus bicirrhis • Siluridae • Cat-eLog • PlanetCatfish
Kryptopterus minor • Siluridae • Cat-eLog • PlanetCatfish

can be easily confused in the hobby. I'm wondering if maybe I've got two different species?

nags 05-04-2012 06:55 AM

Yeah I love them too I hope after I get some floating plants they become more active during the day but I feed them in the evening and they really come alive. they are so cute!

Bubba Shrimp 05-31-2012 07:33 PM

I have 2 oGlass Catfish they're great I love them. Very casual and nice to look at.

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