I'm sure there is a thread already for something like this...but everyone's situation is different so here's mine:
I have a 55 gallon with 2 (most likely male) Jack Dempseys, 1 Blood Parrot and 1 Hi-Fin Spotted Plecostomus. I have a sand substrate, and lots of hiding spots/territories. They have been in the tank since May/June and are growing rapidly. I'm just disappointed because they spook way easily and are always hiding.
At one point I tried adding rosy barbs as dither fish but they all died. I was thinking of trying again with Zebra Danios, because the JDs are both pretty young still and I don't think they'll be able to fit them in their mouths.
Any suggestions? I have soft water, around 25GH and my pH is around 8, temp kept between 78 & 80 degrees F.
Here is a picture of my set up:
Very nice tank.
Try giant danios as dither fish.
AS you said they are still young and they will get more tame after a wail.
My Silver Dollars hid for about two months and now they will jump out of the tank wen they are hungry.
Young Cichlids are very often shy. My Blood parrots were very, very shy for a good couple of months. Now they are out and about all the time!
what size are we talking about for the JD's?
They are still quite small and as such, will be a bit timid.
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