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Old 04-20-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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upside down catfish

I've got an upside down catfish but he never comes out from under "his" plant is this normal. When I do a gravel vac he moves out but then right back to his spot? You never see him swimming around.
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Sounds right to me. I never see mine at all. Just a tail once in a while.
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yeah when i see em at the LFS their the same way... no worries until he is floating in the up right position with X's for eyes lol good luck...
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I agree with the others. Completely normal. They are more active when you turn your lights out at night, trust me.
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Which upside down cat is it? The small ones (nigriventris) are schooling fish, and are more active in groups. The larger species are mostly singular/territorial.
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i just got two syndontis eupterus less than a week ago and they pretty much never come out

when they get bigger i'm sure they're out more...they have some 4-5" ones in the display tank at the LFS and they went CRAZY when you give them food

i don't know too much about the upside down species but every one i've seen is strictly nocturnal
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They are indeed nocturnal and are most comfortable with a cave to hide out in during the day. I see mine when the lights are out and it's a joy to see them swim around.
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