From the article: Blind Cave Fish
Have you kept a Blind Cave Fish? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Blind Cave Fish. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
1 Fish Left
- I started out with 6 mixed fish. The blind cave fish is the only one left. He went after each fish in turn. I would notice a nibble out of a tail and within a day or two, it would be half eaten...
- —Guest Lisa
We Love Our Cave Fish!
- Our blind cave fish has been a great addition to our tank. He is every bit his 3 1/2 inches, and swims enthusiastically around our 75 gal tank. He gets along with all of our fish - from a Bala shark, to an angel fish, to a fire eel, and African clawed frogs. He leaves our small Cherry barbs alone, as he was raised with them. He isn't fussy as to what he eats, and he manages to find food after it has fallen to the floor as well. He is a fast swimmer, and he is seldom still during the day. He's a great addition to any tank, although I think that cichlid's might be too hard on him. We would highly recommend a cave fish for any type of noncichlid community tank.
- —Guest Mary
Love these fish!
- I've seen a lot of people describe these fish as scary or gross looking... because they don't have eyes? I just don't get it! I have six of them and they are absolutely adorable! They are quite peaceful yet always swimming around. Very interesting to watch their behavior. I have noticed that they like to gently brush up against each other a lot, it looks like they are checking to make sure their tank mates are still around. They share a tank with seven Green Neon Tetras and I have NEVER seen any inter-species hostility, although I make sure there are plenty of plants for the Neons to hide among.
- —Guest Zorth
- I had 2 blind fish for more than 2 years, when i bought a Lemon cichlid. After a week both blind fish died, can it be the cichild attacked them? Thanks
- —Guest Manfred
Blind Cave tetra attack
- I let my betta out of its cage for a swim round the tank and my blind cave tetra gobbled up his bottom fin and got towed around tank! I was horrified I didn't realise they would do this, I was told they were peaceful fish! Apart from that he's a funny fish to watch.
- —Guest Newbie aguarist
My blind fish
- I had three they were always together and when one got sick the other two swam side by, bizzare!!
- —Guest booo
25 yes old
- I was just given a pair that are 25 yrs old and going strong
- —Guest Adam
Blind cave fish-anoptichthys
- I want to ask something about this blind cave fish.. Why is this fish only in the caves in mexico? And how is it possible that this fish only lives their..is there an explanation for this special phenomena?
- —Guest germangirl
- I have about 40 blind cave fish I have had to move them into another tank. I have had 3 large plecs eaten by them if something does not move it is fair game to them
- —Guest evs
1 cave fish
- I have 1 full grown female (I would guess by her thickness) and I loved the fish so I got 2 new ones but they didnt last long bc the female always ate all the food first.. they are amazing fish and my favorite to just sit and watch.
- —Guest Karin
- Actuallly, they navigate using their lateral line sense. A quick search for "lateral line" will help explain this. Hope this helps! sound isn't involved at all.
- —Guest Astyanax
Blind Cave Fish
- I am totally in love with this particular type of fish. I am amazed by its ability to find food despite the lack of eyes. This fish navigates around the tank using its lateral line system to avoid bumping into obstacles and other fish.
17 year old fish
- My cave fish are 17 years old and still going strong !copy & past ....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7HeWneyu_E&feature=channel_page
- —Guest don
Blind Cave the Best
- I have owned a few Blind Cave fish. They are awesome. Obviously they don't bother any tankmates ! It's amazing to watch these fish as they feed and just swim around. You would never know they couldn't see. Very easy to catch in a net when you have to !
- —Guest Robin