Feeding Suckermouth catfish?
First Iíd like to thank Colin, Andy and the others for their great advice on solving my aeration concerns. This issue corrected, I have another question.
I have five different sucker fish. One is a tiny little reddish brown fellow, three are little finger sized chaps and ĎTankí is a larger catfish about a hand width.
Tank is a new comer - purchased this past weekend.
I have no concerns about the other sucker catfish as they have been with me for months and seem to do well feeding off the algae and whatever else in the aquarium. They seem happy and relaxed.
Tank is still very shy and hasnít gotten around to exploring the aquarium. I made him a nice new soft sand bed under a false cave so he can hide there. He/she hasnít yet taken up accommodations.
Given his larger size Iíve introduced algae tablets into the aquarium because I thought he would need more sustenance than his smaller cousins.
However Tank doesnít seem to be interested. Should I be concerned or will he settle and simply become Ďhungryí enough to start feeding more actively.
Note that the aquarium has a number of their low value fish, including angels, guppies (want to experiment with breeding sometime) neons and a bunch of colourful species. Everyone seems to be getting along fine, and better now because there are no longer micro bubbles.
Any advice welcomed.