I have a 46G bowfront, and at the moment it has a Jack Dempsey, 2 Blood Parrots, Gold Gourami, and a baby Green Terror.
When I first got them all they were very active and at least stayed out in the open when I walked in my room.
Now, especially after the weekly water change, they seem to go hide under plants/rocks every single time I walk in my room and only peek out to see if I'm gone yet.
What is their deal? Do I stir too much stuff up during water changes with the siphon? Or is it that I just have a bunch of terrified fish and it's just bad luck?
It's frustrating b/c I enjoy having a big tank in my room, but the whole point is to view the fish, not the plants and rocks haha.
Any explanations/solutions to make them more people-friendly are greatly appreciated