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I think my 'helper' may have an alterior motive !?!

Okay, this was supposed to be MY Christmas present...

I'm sure she is just keeping an eye on them for me !
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cool pics , I think you better get a census of all the fish first
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Whoa, that is some serious BBA! I've never seen it grow out of the tank like that.

Cute pics.
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You had better watch it! I left half my lid off a couple weeks ago and my cat fished out an amano, a cherry barb, an sae, and 2 endlers in one day!

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cute......aw....reminds me of my cat "Icky"


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A 4in goldfish of mine flopped out of its tank and when I came in from getting the mail... my kitty was licking it.

Then he looked up at me with the expression "Honest... I was just keeping it wet for you."

Put the fish back in the tank and he lived 2 years more before I had to give him away (got too big for my water trough that I moved him and two koi into).

Something so expensive and addictive HAS to be illegal. I'm just waiting for the police to break down my door and confinscate my fish food.
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Oh man, I can just see the cat hair clogging up your filter intake as I type. LoL, gotta love how cats are FASCINATED by fish tanks. My fiddler crab once crawled out and met his doom at the hand of buckies the fat cat
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Then he looked up at me with the expression "Honest... I was just keeping it wet for you."
LOL. Oh No! Have you ever been licked by a cat? Poor fish probably felt like he was being sand blasted.

Very cute pics, cascadeskunk. Curious how every cat differs. The cat I have right now isn't all that interested in my tanks. But, his predecessor was relentless. Even with no claws, he would catch (and eat) all of the goldfish out of the 10g. We wondered for years how he did this. One morning I caught him (the cat thought I was still sleeping). He had both paws in the water up to his arm pits, swirling the tank water. When a fish got to close to the glass, he would use his paw to pin it to the side.....then, slide it up to the top. He even had to nerve to go back in the tank with both paws before he was even done chewing the fish he just caught . I miss that cat .

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Presents for both of you...

I got a tank for Christmas too, and one of my cats thinks it is the best thing ever. The other one doesn't seem to get why we care. I'm pretty sure someday she'll figure out a way to eat them, but so far I haven't seen any wet paws, but I'm begining to wonder if the fish will be traumatized by the routine thunking at the glass

Glad that you are both enjoying it.
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Prettyhead, We have the same issue here, one cat is absolutely enthrauled with the tank, the other one walks by, looks, then asks ok, will you scratch me now?

I was absolutely amazed this afternoon, I had the light and lid off doing some upgrades, and all the fish were still in there and alive

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But, his predecessor was relentless. Even with no claws, he would catch (and eat) all of the goldfish out of the 10g. We wondered for years how he did this. One morning I caught him (the cat thought I was still sleeping). He had both paws in the water up to his arm pits, swirling the tank water. When a fish got to close to the glass, he would use his paw to pin it to the side.....then, slide it up to the top. He even had to nerve to go back in the tank with both paws before he was even done chewing the fish he just caught . I miss that cat .
What a fantastic story! I nominate this one for story of the month.
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Thats where you will find this pair

All day long! Ah the life of a cat. They really enjoy the in-efficencys of compact flouresent lighting!
The black one will try to bat a fish once in awhile. That's of course why the speaker is there- to give him a place to sit and check out the dark areas for any errant fish!
Wish Bear would figure a way to eat those SAE's!
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Awww. Cuties.

I think I saw a wet paw the other day, but all fish are still accounted for. I'm working on some better lights and a more contained hood. One that would support 8-10 lbs easily...
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Cat no. 2 finally figured it out. He tried to tell me how amazing it was...

Guess that hood better support 20 lbs.
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I have a tank that is close to the ground and my cats never paid attention to it when I only had some neon tetras in it. I moved the tetras out and put in a few corys with some guppy fry. They now watch it all the time and even give it a swat every once in a while, but never get farther than the glass. I have an open top 20 gallon that never gets messed with either. I keep waiting for the day when I end up with a cat in the aquarium, but it hasn't come yet. I have reinforced their fear of water a few times, so I think they know better. Nothing too bad, just a little dip in a bucket when they get to close
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