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Does anyone have a cat and fish?

(15 Posts)
tacal Sat 29-Nov-14 18:19:33

How do you keep your aquarium secure so the cat can not get to the fish?

derektheladyhamster Sat 29-Nov-14 18:20:38

we have a lid on it. TBH it's the fish food he goes for

DramaAlpaca Sat 29-Nov-14 18:22:49

Same as derek. The cat likes sitting on the lid looking at the fish, but he can't get at them. He's more interested in the fish food. He also likes sitting on the lid because it's warm from the lights underneath.

tacal Sat 29-Nov-14 18:24:28

does your lid have a flap that opens for feeding? mine does and the cat can open it and I am worried she will put her paw in and injure the fish. I tried sticky tape over it but she can get that off.

My cat also likes the fish food.

DramaAlpaca Sat 29-Nov-14 18:51:18

You clearly have a clever cat! It wouldn't occur to mine to do that. The fish would be fair game if the lid was open, but he's too dim to try opening it himself.

Could you put something on the top of the tank to hold the lid down, maybe?

BertieBotts Sat 29-Nov-14 18:54:40

My mum has had both cats and fish for years. Cat never bothered about the fish.

BertieBotts Sat 29-Nov-14 18:54:55

Are they big fish?

dancestomyowntune Sat 29-Nov-14 18:57:02

Our cat isn't bothered about the fish. It's too lazy to attempt any sort of attack!

3littlewomen Sat 29-Nov-14 19:00:11

We have ginger tom cat and a fish. Cat destroyed lid of the fish tank to get at the.... Water!?!?!

We had to dispose of lid, cat now happily drinks the fish food, fish enjoys coming for a look and they never try to eat each other (yet)

tacal Sat 29-Nov-14 19:19:34

I was holding the flap down with three heavy books but cat now managing to move heavy books one by one. I need to find something cat proof to put on the lid.

I think the lid could end up getting broken by her and I really don't want that.

Thank you for your replies smile

tacal Sat 29-Nov-14 19:20:05

I forgot to say it is two goldfish.

EauRouge Sat 29-Nov-14 19:44:54

My cat is far too lazy to be bothered by the fish. Children on the other hand.... something like this should do the job?

DramaAlpaca Sat 29-Nov-14 21:08:19

We looked after our neighbour's goldfish one year while she was on holiday. We put the tank, which didn't have a lid, high up on a chest of drawers in DS's bedroom. One day I found the poor goldfish on the ground, sadly dead, and a cat with a soggy paw sitting beside the tank sad. I had some explaining to do to my neighbour...

Your cat is a determined creature!

tacal Sun 30-Nov-14 07:53:36

drama that's so sad. I really don't want that to happen to my fish.

tacal Sun 30-Nov-14 07:54:51

EauRouge thank you! that is exactly what I need. Will order one now.

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