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Spazmatic 03-12-2010 10:47 AM

new feather fin catfish nowhere to be seen?
Hey everyone, i tried a quick pan of the forums to see if anyone else had this problem, but, yesterday i introduced a featherfin to my 20 gallon Long to grow for a bit. Then, this morning he's nowhere to be seen, I was wondering if these guys have a habit of burrowing or jumping, as I checked all around the tank and couldn't find him (and i mean like, all of the surrounding floor as well).

If he did jump there's a possibility that my cat found him and either thought he was delicious or moved him out of my sight somewhere that I'll find in a week super grossified.

Thanks in advance

iamntbatman 03-16-2010 06:18 AM

Is the tank covered?

stephanieleah 03-16-2010 09:54 AM

IME every time i introduce catfish to a new aquarium (also every breed of shrimp and my puffers) they take a few days (or weeks) to feel comfortable enough to come out. I introduced catfish to my tank a week ago and some of them started coming out and some are nowhere to be seen. I'd give it a few more days.

Unless there is absolutely nowhere for it to hide, then maybe it did get eaten. :oops: But probably just hiding somewhere. Did you check under the caves in the dw, behind filter hosing, etc.?

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