03-18-2014, 09:52 PM
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Haha, indeed. They can be pretty shy. In fact if they're upset they can stay in their shells for MONTHS. I've actually heard they can go without eating and just hide for two years, though...well, I am not sure if it's fact or not. When I first got mine, he ate, and then hid in his shell in the same spot for two months, I kept thinking he was dead... Especially if they get picked on or landed on a lot by your other fish.
If he's not being picked at you may see him every so often, but yeah, they're pretty shy little boogers....sometimes once they get real used to the place and find nothing will bug them, they will come out more. It took six months before my pair of zebras and a tiger would come out and not care who saw them regularly, but if not bothered they may still come out in the night to do their job and eat. lol I wouldn't call them nocturnal, but in the dark they may feel better about it.