Originally Posted by Chesherca
Ahhh, gotcha - poor things! Do you think getting a few more of them to add to the shoal would make them feel more comfortable?
Of course, now that one of them vanished and came back covered in dust bunnies, they probably think you're a mad scientist and are wondering which of them will be next to suffer through your wacko experiments. . .I know I would be ;)
Well, I hope they settle down again for you, and that the little escape artist continues to be well. Can you even imagine what that must be like for a fish? :( He must have hit the hood at *just* the exact right place *shakes head* Foolish fishy. . .
I have four. I think they're just skittish fish. I have read that about them. When they haven't been recently traumatized they patrol the tank all day, as opposed to hiding under their favorite fake plant. I'm sure if I add some duckweed they'll come around.
I had another fish escape today, believe it or not.
Man, I tried staying away from here for a little while so I could focus on Christmas. Hanging out here really makes me want to buy fish stuff. LOL
Went to the fish store today for the first time in awhile (Not that long, a week or two at the most) and I got suckered in to buying fish because they had....
ROPEFISH! Which I love and wanted but the last time they had them in my tank was still cycling.
Of course everytime Ropefish are mentioned, the first thing people say is they are great escape artists. I had never put the plastic inserts along the back of my glass lid. So I did this while the fish acclimated. I cut the gaps around the equipment as small as possible. Then I covered ALL the gaps. You can see the lid at the end of this video.
So when ALL the holes were covered, I put the fish in the tank. One escaped before I even got him in the tank! He jumped out of the bag the second I opened it! I had to pick him up and throw him back in. And I am sketched out by snaky fish, Shudder. Jodie was filming when it happened but missed half of it in the confusion.
So after never having a fish escape, we had two escape in one 24 hour period. The 7 inch Silver Dollar escaped from a 3" gap.
Also, even though I forgot duckweed, I finally remembered white worms for the pea puffers! Gonna try them when I feed them tonight.