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Joe1985 08-15-2012 12:39 AM

kissing gourmai skittish
 
i bought my 2 kissing gouramis 2 weeks ago but ive noticed of late they are quite 'skittish' when i approach the tank, they seem to not like me 'viewing' them instead they hide behind things, was wondering what this could be caused from? ive checked PH n its fine

jaysee 08-15-2012 06:49 AM

They are not used to you yet. My African knife took like 3 months before it would let me see it.

Chesh 08-15-2012 08:07 AM

Jaysee is probably right - give them time to settle in and get to know you - imagine what they've just been through, from breeder to shop to your home - I'd be skittish, too! Spending time sitting quietly and still in front of the tank might help them become used to your presence a bit more quickly. . .

jaysee 08-15-2012 10:56 AM

Also, how you approach the tank makes a big difference. Because of the refraction of light, you want to always approach from the front. If you walk up from the side, you will appear to appear out of no where.

Olympia 08-15-2012 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1200505)
Also, how you approach the tank makes a big difference. Because of the refraction of light, you want to always approach from the front. If you walk up from the side, you will appear to appear out of no where.


Woah. :shock: Learn something new every day.

jaysee 08-15-2012 01:25 PM

The wonderful world of physics :)

Joe1985 08-17-2012 02:23 AM

yes very true, ive been approaching from the front, very slowly, ever since ive changed my filter position and added a few more fish they have been alot more chilled out, swimming around n such


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