Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-15-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sturbridge, MA
Posts: 595
Send a message via AIM to jaiden
Anyone have cats?

I've got a new 54g bowfront I'm going to be setting up, and I've got 2 kittens... I'm hoping this isn't too bad of a combo... The hood that comes with the tank is glass and probably what I'll be stuck with for a while. Ideally, i'd build a nice tall hood, but I'm not sure even this will keep them off...

any ideas?
__________________

__________________
54g all-glass bowfront corner planted FW

Red tiger lilly, Rotala Indica, Sagittaria Subulata, Micro Sword, Cardinal Plant
Fluorite Black sand and gravel
jaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,232
I have three cats--two of them love to sit on the fish tanks. My little fatty lounges on the light strip on the 80 gal and sometimes I catch her on the 50 gal. She and her partner in crime also leap off all my tanks--glass top and plastic tops. So far, they have not broken the tops, but they do knock the filter lids off and drink out of it
__________________

__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
I have two cats and both love to sit on the tanks. At feeding time they jump up and try to catch the fish. They are both de-clawed so it is ppretty humerious.
__________________
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,232
Quote:
At feeding time they jump up and try to catch the fish.
My cats want to eat the fish food! It's gross, but oh-so-cute! Who knew they liked algae wafers!
__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 536
I wouldn't worry too much.
Fish and cats seem to get a long. Just make sure to keep the hood on tight. I think what keeps the peace is *****-hydrophobia. Jeff
__________________
In theory there should be no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
Cafe Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 06:56 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Crete Illinois
Posts: 656
I have 6 cats. Believe it or not, none of them get on top of any of the tanks. Only 3 are even remotely interested as to what is in them...LOL.

They just sit in front and watch the fishes swim by, every once in a while they will try to "catch" one throught glass.

Mike
__________________
125 Gal-35 Gal Wet/Dry-Tetra-Tec PF500 HOB Filter
(3) AuquaClear 301 Powerheads-600 GPH Circulating Pump
Automatic Tempature Controller
5-6 Inch Sand Bed-200+ lbs of LR
Sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 07:03 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 1,757
Send a message via MSN to RocketSeason
My 2 cats were never interested in my tanks untill they noticed that I was spending alot of my time peering into them.

No worries though, They are to fat and lazy to try to make the leap to the top of the tank. ( my kitten is VERY curious about whats behind that door in the stand though.)
__________________
Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

Click here to vote for AquariumAdvice.com: The friendliest, fishiest place on the net!

Central Illinois Marane Aquarist (CIMA) member.
RocketSeason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 08:16 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: fort huachuca, arizona
Posts: 65
Send a message via Yahoo to arizona reefer
i have a 3 1/2 foot iguana that loves to sit in a chair next to the tank and watch the fish. shed stay there all day if i didn't kick her out of the chair. sometimes she will try to climb up the tank but with no luck
__________________
arizona reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 08:40 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 1,757
Send a message via MSN to RocketSeason
is your iguanna house trained?
__________________
Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

Click here to vote for AquariumAdvice.com: The friendliest, fishiest place on the net!

Central Illinois Marane Aquarist (CIMA) member.
RocketSeason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2004, 10:44 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky
I have 6 cats. Believe it or not, none of them get on top of any of the tanks. Only 3 are even remotely interested as to what is in them...LOL.

They just sit in front and watch the fishes swim by, every once in a while they will try to "catch" one throught glass.

Mike
I have the same deal... my two cats don't sit on top because they can't really see them from the top... they just really like watching them and every once in a while try to slap my trigger through the glass...
__________________

__________________
MattP725 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Copy Cats.... Lonewolfblue Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 06-12-2006 02:50 AM
Glass Cats wabyrd Show Off/Photography 10 09-08-2005 06:09 AM
Oto Cats Rudy_627 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-16-2005 07:09 PM
Cory cats better than Pictus cats for cleaning? cgcaver Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 01-07-2005 06:33 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.