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Saltfun2003
01/23/2010, 08:25 PM
Well we recently inherited a new cat was going to the shelter if we didnt take it in. All of our other 3 cats show no interest to the tank/fish. This new one on the other hand has completely different ideas. Im alright if she was just to lay down in front of it and maybe bat at the glass every once in a while but this is going to far as you can see from the pics below. Dont think it would ever stand a chance of catching a fish just more worried about it falling in. Have tried using a spray bottle to scare her away but as you can see from the second pic her tail is accully in the water and could care less. Anyone else have cat problems would love to see some other pics of cats in or even around there tanks. Anyone have any other ideas of deterring her away from the tank?
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx138/saltfun2003/P1080009.jpg
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx138/saltfun2003/P1080014.jpg

tahoe61
01/23/2010, 08:33 PM
A goldfish bowl. Unless she is strictly a marine hobbyist.

BethanyM
01/23/2010, 08:36 PM
As long as the tank was sturdy I would try putting something sticky/tacky along the rim so its uncomfortable to walk on. I used painters tape on my kitchen table for about a week and mine no longer attempt it.

That looks like a Maine Coon and from i have heard they like to play with water. good luck!!

Saltfun2003
01/23/2010, 08:39 PM
Yes she is a Maine Coon our second on actually the other one just could care less about it prefers playing with the water in there water bowl =P.

Thanks for the idea i think i have some double sided tape laying around somewhere.

Octoshark
01/23/2010, 08:42 PM
Ha, that is a great picture ;)

Octoshark
01/23/2010, 08:44 PM
As long as the tank was sturdy I would try putting something sticky/tacky along the rim so its uncomfortable to walk on. I used painters tape on my kitchen table for about a week and mine no longer attempt it.

That looks like a Maine Coon and from i have heard they like to play with water. good luck!!

Good idea

Flightpipe
01/23/2010, 08:45 PM
Supersoaker. Spray bottles are just to tame and so much less fun.

BethanyM
01/23/2010, 08:51 PM
make sure to use a tape that doesn't leave a residue and wont really pull hair. I went with painters tape because we have a long hair kitteh and its a pain to get sticky anything off of her.

ChuckG
01/23/2010, 08:52 PM
Maybe double up some duct tape and stick it on the edge with a sticky side up. The kitty will probably not like it give up on the tight wire act.. then you can then retire the tape.

I am setting up a new tank with a hanging light for the first time with three cats in the house. They used to like to lay on top of my halide canopy on an old tank. I have had more than a passing thought that I might put each cat up on the new hangng T5 fixture while the tank is full of plain water for leak testing.. tie some sort of line to the light so I can tip it while out of the cat's view.. once cat slide into the tank.. it wont come back to sit on the light again.

DThompson
01/23/2010, 09:01 PM
I had a customer once that caught his cat peeing in the sump. :eek2:

thegrun
01/23/2010, 09:18 PM
A loin fish in the tank would solve the problem.

Lateralus
01/23/2010, 09:28 PM
Get yourself a burlap sack and take a trip to the nearest stream.

Agu
01/23/2010, 09:28 PM
Beautiful cat, congrats on the adoption.

Cats are smart, it'll soon figure out your tank isn't an area it wants to frequent.

However i had a friend with a freshwater tank with mollies. He'd have a population boom followed by a mysterious disappearance of fish. His cat would lunge at the front of the tank and the fish would scatter, some over the top and out the back. The cat would proceed to go behind the tank to dine on fresh fish :eek1:

I suggest you use previous suggestions to convince the cat your tank isn't hospitable.

csmfish
01/23/2010, 09:40 PM
Give her what she wants. Just pick her up, throw her in the tank. I gurantee you she will not go back near it. :hmm5:

shrimphead
01/23/2010, 09:53 PM
bite it on the back!!!!!!!

Chris27
01/23/2010, 10:02 PM
I personally use a super soaker, I have 8 of them to chase off the tank from time to time...needless to say, I'm surgical with that thing. I like to park my German Sheps. next to the tank so when the cat jumps down the dogs chase it down the hallway.

goochesfish
01/23/2010, 10:55 PM
I personally use a super soaker, I have 8 of them to chase off the tank from time to time...needless to say, I'm surgical with that thing. I like to park my German Sheps. next to the tank so when the cat jumps down the dogs chase it down the hallway.

Do you use RO/DI water?

fishysteve
01/24/2010, 12:49 AM
When my cat was a lot younger he jumped in my old stingray tank. He never did it again. That was eight years ago.

acrodave
01/24/2010, 12:54 AM
Get yourself a burlap sack and take a trip to the nearest stream.

lmao:lol2:

petemattersen
01/24/2010, 01:28 AM
lmao:lol2:
must agree

Mmckibben
01/24/2010, 02:53 AM
My cat used to go in my room in the middle of the night and sit on you, but ever since I got my 36 gallon, he wont even go near the door! :spin1::spin2::):spin3::lmao::lol:

cdbias2
01/24/2010, 06:22 AM
Beautiful cat. I've always wanted a Maine coon cat.

Chris27
01/24/2010, 06:37 AM
Do you use RO/DI water?

Actually, yea I do, it doesn't leave water spots on anything...

csmfish
01/24/2010, 08:08 AM
Maybe you could lightly vasoline the edge, so, when she jumps up there, she cant stop, kersploosh.....!

Wait, i think keeping the cat "out" of the tank was the main objective here..........wasnt it?? :hmm3:

mfinn
01/24/2010, 08:48 AM
As long as the tank was sturdy I would try putting something sticky/tacky along the rim so its uncomfortable to walk on. I used painters tape on my kitchen table for about a week and mine no longer attempt it.




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jbird69
01/24/2010, 09:15 AM
Very pretty cat. We had our 20 year old maine coon put down a couple years ago. Quite a character! I would just like to be the first to say, you have an amazing tank! Can we see more of it?

JEFFRO33
01/24/2010, 10:17 AM
I have the same problem.We have had our cat for over three years now and she has just recently gained interest in the tank.Running from side to side and scratching up my tank stand.I might try the spray bottle trick.

SLOW1
01/24/2010, 10:38 AM
The tape on the edge should do the trick.

When i was a kid we had a big siamese that loved the fish tank. He would sit on top of it hang over the side and bat at the fish.

All was well until he knocked the return lines off the tank. Drained about 30 gallons onto the floor before we got it turned off.
Started putting tape on the top of the tank after that.