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Old 03-26-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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Glass Cat advice

Hi There...

I just bought 8 glass cats from my lfs for my 75 gall. planted, community tank. My water is great. However, one of the cats already died. I have other community fish in the tank already. All peaceful. However, the glass cats aren't eating. I tried flakes and bloodworms. Do you think it is just an adjustment problem for now? I just don't want them to starve!

Thanks for any advice...

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Old 03-28-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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Glass cats tend to be a bit flakey when introduced into new surroundings. Try to make sure they have enough food, because they usually wont acctually come up to eat, but just grab whatever falls in fron t of their faces. You could try enticing them to eat with live bloodworms, blackworms, or brine shrimp.
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:15 AM   #3
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I have two glass cats in my 33 gallon community tank. I had the same problem until I found out they are very shy. You need to have lots of good hiding place for them. They will usually just sit in hiding and rarely be seen. They do school together, 8 might be a bit much due to the fact that they get quite large.
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Old 04-09-2003, 07:07 AM   #4
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I would agree with nejsux and something_fishy, they take a while to acculamate. I'm sorry but i dont have any suggestions.
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:51 PM   #5
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n00b here. exactly what is a glass cat? btw, i haven't been to my LFS in quite a long time, so i am kinda out of practice about identifying fishies. thanks.
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Old 04-24-2003, 02:14 PM   #6
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Glass cat is a transparent catfish, you can see its insides/skeleton etc. Very quiet, don't do much, but interesting to look at.
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Old 04-24-2003, 07:13 PM   #7
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COOL!!! Must get one (or more) of these....are they fresh or saltwater? Cost? Where to buy? Conditions? Temperament? Thanks.....
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:30 AM   #8
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I saw some tonight at petsmart, and they are indeed very cool to look at. My mom pointed them out and i said, "where", "i dont see them". finally i spotted their spines and then saw the whole school. it was really cool.
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Old 04-29-2003, 04:46 PM   #9
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If you like transparent fish there are a few kinds. I've seen x-ray tetras in the local shop - about the same size and shape as a black phantom tetra, but see-through.
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sounds pretty cool.
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starkill I dont think you should get a glass cat. It seems to me you don't know a lot about them.You'd be best to find out about them first-I didn't mean to sound offensive!
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Old 05-01-2003, 01:32 AM   #12
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no, you werent sounding offensive. you are right i dont know much about them. just learned about them from this board actually. i doubt i would run out and buy one just because. im an impulsive buyer, but not when it comes to living things. hehe. anyway, i already got a lecture about my post. so, anyway, yeah, the glass cats will come later. but thanks for your opinion. glad you are letting me know they arent beginners fish.
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I put a post in here! Has it been moved or somthing?
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oopsy sorry i din't see the 2nd page!
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