has anyone got an elephant nose fish? i've had mine about 3 weeks.. and one of my cat fish (bottom feeder) has vanished totally.. and when the lights go out he chases all the fish trying to nip them.. has anyone had a problem with this breed or lost fish to it? i thought it was a placid and community fish..
have had an elephant nose in a general community tank for over a year with no problems. i very much doubt if they can bite or nip another fish, look at their nose /mouth area, its far to delicate and not shaped for biting or nipping. mine does tend to chase other fish if they invade "his" territory, the elephant nose uses weak electrical impulses to find worms and other delicasies buried in the silt or mud, its possible that when chsing other fish he uses a weak electrical impulse to scare the fish away.i find the elephant nose a very interesting addition to my tank.
I tend to agree with the dragonlord, hes been put into a tank which is basicalLy unsuitable... wrong choice of tank mates and its too small - hes not going to do well in there long term. It is amazingly important to research your fish before you buy them, dont rely on the lfs to tell you whats what as some will just tell you anything to get your money
some people dont even appear to even know what they want before they get to the shop, they just want a new fish, and they wonder round picking anything just because its pretty. and they get dissappointed because everything they pick (usually cichlids) is completely incompatible with whatever they already got (usually guppies and neons) and yesterday, to illustrate my point, one bloke actually argued with me, when i told him his choice wasn't a good idea and why.
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my local fish shop wont sell any fish unless you tell them the tank you have, the tank mates and you must take in a water sample for them to test. sometimes think they are a bit over the top but they say the fish come first. cant argue with that.
yeah.. i asked the lass in the place bout it.. he's fine now though.. maybe it was him havin a moody day lol.. he's got his own house under a orniment i got.. eveyones gettin on great now.. thank god lol.