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Shy cardinal tetras help.
Old 05-19-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
 
Shy cardinal tetras help.

I just recently purchased 6 cardinal tetras yesterday for my cycled 10 gallon. The problem is the 6 cardinals are hiding in the back of the tank and remain inactive. They don't swim but just stay huddled together. The tank is heavily planted with java fern and java moss and has driftwood with plenty of hiding spots and the only other occupants are 2 bronze cory. Water parameters are fine with no ammonia or nitrate, I even added blackwater extract to match the cardinal's natural environment. Any suggestions on how to get them to be more active or solve their shyness problem would be appreciated Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
 
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It might take them a bit to get used to seeing you. My glowlight tetras still don't like coming out into "public view", but my cardinals now hang out in the foreground of the tank.
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:08 AM   #3
 
My 13 cardinals are rarely away from the front of the tank!

Yours should be settling in happily in a few days.
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