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ah_hup
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)9:02    Post subject: cichlids in a new tank Reply with quote

hi I just finish setting up my 3ft tank. cycling process has complete and I introduced a jewel cichlid and a frontosa into it. both of them have lived in another old tank for the past 1 year and now I'm just giving them a new home as the old tank is cracked.
but the problem is, they seemed quite shy in the new tank, hiding in the corner most of the time whenever I'm near the tank. also they will tend to get tense up and swim at full speed to hide whenever another person approaches the tank. is this normal?? I'm afraid they will scratch themself against any objects whenever they swim like that.
they will only explore around when there's nobody near the tank. so I always approach the tank slowly for feeding time and they are still eating as normal, always noticing every food I throw in.
are my cichlids behaviour alright? I plan to introduce a few more cichlids into the tank. please advise. thanks

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Bob
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)9:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would reckon none.

A male Frontasa can reach 16 inches, so really needs to be in a larger tank than 3ft.

Most Cichlids will be shy in a new tank.

Why is your tank only half filled?

Bob
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)9:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

tats usual.u need not worry,they will take a little time to settle down.
u can add new fish in a day or two to giv them sum time for these fish to settle down.

best of luck
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ah_hup
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)10:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob on Stronsay wrote:
I would reckon none.

A male Frontasa can reach 16 inches, so really needs to be in a larger tank than 3ft.

Most Cichlids will be shy in a new tank.

Why is your tank only half filled?

Bob


I will transfer my frontosa to a bigger tank when the time comes.

anyway my tank is not half filled.. lol.. I filled 3/4 of it. I'm afraid if I filled to the brim or too much, the fishes will get jumpy, though I have a tank cover. is it necessary to fill the tank water near the brim?
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ah_hup
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)8:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it a must to fill a tank close to the brim but not too full?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)10:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but it looks better if the water line is up inside the black front cover.

Bob
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