I'm astonished that even though they are making no effort to hide (other than their snazzy twig camouflage), these sucker cats seem invisible to my rabid-wolf angelfish -- who by the way were VERY disappointed when I dropped in an algae wafer, which looks much like the sinking wafers they love but apparently doesn't taste nearly as good to an angelfish.
This is the big one, at about four inches long:
Here he's on the thermometer:
What a weird mouth!
The smaller one is around three inches, and went under the kuhli shelf. One kuhli came over to greet the smaller one, but the catfish ignored the loach:
Then the farlowella found some algae along the angle where the tank front meets the floor, and proceeded to clean up:
Of course, the kuhlis are still my favorite fish on the planet, but these farlowellas are fun.
They are interesting, non-aggressive lovely fish.
I think they die because they starve to death.
Mine may have passed from water quality.
I'll get another bubble wand while I'm at the lfs, too.
They definitely do eat the Hikari algae wafers, I just watched the larger cat sucking on a piece of one. I just tried handfeeding them with a hemostat like I do with the African Dwarf Frogs, but the Farlowellas were both afraid of it and backed away.
Should I try frozen peas?
Will they tame down like the angels and kuhlis?
Glad yours are eating wafers. That solves one big problem. I think they will thrive in your tank and I look forward to updates. I adore my catfish. They are going to a show this weekend. I will take pictures and post. my tank is called "Cool Cats". I also have some super cool snails in the tank.
How in heaven's name do you take a fish to a show??
They are going to a fish show. I will break down their tank, put the fish in a rubbermaid container, the water in buckets, and bundle them off to the fair with their tank. Our aquarium club puts on the show which lasts 11 days and one of the members feeds all the fish at night. I just hope no one taps on my glass. I have never done anything like this. I am like a mother hen. I have a bunch of my coolest catfish in this tank, so I hope they do okay. I have gone to the show many times and there are bunches of people looking at the tanks. I want to make sure the fish are happy and healthy with minimal stress. I also have some cool snails in the tank and I am considering shrimp, but I have to make sure my Hoplo won't eat them. I want people to see and appreciate the variety of catfish available.
I'd be a mess, I'd have to camp right beside the tank for the entire 11 days
What kind of snails do you have?
The snails I have are horned nerites (small, but so pretty), zebra nerites, a yellow and black striped snail that has a wendletrap shape, and red foot rams horns. I like snails. And these are pretty. I hope no one thinks they are a mistake. I am thinking about adding "snazzy snails" to the title of the tank. I have a farlowela going to the show. All the catfish are young, so they don't overcrowd the tank.
Cider -- THANKS, I'll add a clip for zucchini, lettuce and spinach to the driftwood on my list for PetSmart this weekend.
Here's info on the Horned Nerite. http://www.planetinverts.com/horned_nerite_snail.html
Snail gallery: http://www.garfishindo.com/snail.html I am enthralled with rabbit snails. Found one locally for $15. Ouch!
March edition of Tropical Fish Hobbiest has a feature on Farlowelas. Specifically whiptails. Never thought of my Farlowela as a whiptail, but I guess so.
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