03-29-2008, 01:44 PM
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Well like I said 2 out of the 3 have only been in the a week the other 1 has been in there since set up. I did rearrange the tank last week when I added the 2 newest.I think its getting better with time this morning when I fed them 2 of them came out and ate with the rest and then I just sprinkled a few pellets in the corner where the other one was at while the others were eating and he came out a little bit to eat. Im beginning to wonder if its a male/female thing because I know that the one that has been in there since set up is female, the other two I don't know about because I'm not quite sure what kind of cichlids they are. One looks to me to be an OB mix of some sort and the other I had never seen before but is gorgeous. I just bought a bunch of texas holey rock off line so once that comes in I will add a few more rocks and rearrange the tank again to see if that helps. I would definitely like to add more cichlids because my father has a 125 gallon and he has his over populated a bit and has no problems with agression at all. My problem is there is nowhere close to me that sells quality cichlids (that I know of) except for one place but they are quarentined due to an infection of ich so I can't buy any there right now. There are two other places, one is petsmart and the other is a local petstore but they don't have any purebread cichlids just a bunch of mixed, and I'm leary about petsmarts cichlids also. Whats funny is that I have always rearranged my tanks when adding new fish and my brother who also has a cichlid tank just adds the fish and turns off the lights for a while and never has any problems. He has most of the same cichlids that I do, now maybe the difference now is that mine is 120 and his is still a 55 and mine aren't used to having that much space. I started my family on the cichlid addiction with my first tank which was a 20 gallon, once I got my 55 gallon I gave the 20 to my parents who started cichlids and then once I moved out of my parents house and took my 55 gallon my dad decided that he missed it so he bought one and then my friend gave me a 55 gallon tank that her parents didn't want anymore and I gave that to my brother. Now I have a 120 gallon, a 55 gallon, and a 30 gallon, my parents have a 125 gallon and a 55 gallon and my brother has the 55 gallon with hopes of buying a house soon and getting a 120. My husband thought I was crazy when I wanted more tanks but he as actually grown quite fond of them himself. I guess that's enough rambling from me though.
Thanks for the tips and as soon as I get my new texas holey rock in I will rearrange and see if that helps and maybe eventually add some cichlids if I can find some good ones.