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    Black wyckii question

    Discussion in 'Catfish' started by fishbaitoohaha, Dec 6, 2017.

    1. fishbaitoohaha

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      I have around a 10in black devil wyckii,and I have a structure built out of rock a driftwood for a place to hide.and he doesn't come out hardly ever,could this after a period result in a possible skin fungus or parasite??
       
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      Why would him hiding result in him getting sick? Fish claim a territory and remain there. He likely comes out at night. If your ever up after all the lights are out go back with a candle or dim flash light and you'll likely see him swimming everywhere. Wyckii are nocturnal for the most part, usually only coming out for food.
       
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      Ya I know there nocturnal and like to hide a lot,it was just a thought I had so I figured I would ask,thanks.
       
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      No harm done no problem :)
       
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      Nope. Fungus is a plant, fish "fungus" is a protozoan, and parasites are organisms. They aren't created by rocks or driftwood.

      As @moe214@moe214 said, that behavior is normal for many fish, especially when they are not full grown or are new to a tank.
       
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      Welcome to the MFK!

      What makes you think your fish has fungus or a parasite?

      There is no causal relationship between hiding and getting ill.
       
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      Thanks.and I was just curious,
      I'm not seeing anything wrong or different with the fish,just never had a fish that like to hide as often.and I've had for a year.
       

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