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southamericancichlidguy23 10-23-2009 07:26 PM

eletric blue demesy help
 
im not sure about this fish i just got him home today hes 1 inch seems very shy stays in corner with lots rocks doesnt seem to wanna come out and eat very much any information about this fish would be great and my firemouth is bossing him and scarying him hes 3 inchs is he gonna get eatin by my firemouth or will the demesy be able to handle himself to he gets bigger

molliefan09 10-23-2009 07:28 PM

he may just be stressed from transport and now in a new home.....he may get hurt

Rohland 10-23-2009 07:29 PM

Why do you keep adding more fish. Your tank is already majorly overstocked. He is probably going to be bullied to death. Of course new fish usually hide during their first day in the tank. But I have a pretty good feeling you tank is heading towards a disaster.

southamericancichlidguy23 10-23-2009 07:35 PM

once again like i said earlier they are all still small fish when big when they get big im going to buy a bigger tank the fish are all tiny as hell 6 inchs and 3 inchs and 3 inchs and 1 inch and 2 inchs isnt that jammed in a tank i will upgrade tanks as they grow i have money but 55 is suffiant for the size of these fish right now they dont grow that fast a oscar grows a inch a month and the same applys to a pleco so its no where near over stocked for there size

southamericancichlidguy23 10-23-2009 08:39 PM

never mind i built him his own big cave to hide in and stay save

buzz4520 10-24-2009 12:31 AM

i agree with rohland 100%. your tank/fish are heading towards diaster if you don't make some changes guick. get a bigger tank or rehome them!!!!!

southamericancichlidguy23 10-24-2009 01:15 AM

yea the disaster will come probly in couple months im working on destroying my living room and redueing it with a tank in the wall they should be fine for now plenty room compared to wear i got them from fish stores compact the hell out fish

Rohland 10-24-2009 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by southamericancichlidguy23 (Post 262738)
yea the disaster will come probly in couple months im working on destroying my living room and redueing it with a tank in the wall they should be fine for now plenty room compared to wear i got them from fish stores compact the hell out fish

fish stores can do that and most do. Because they know that the fish will be gone probably after a week.

MoneyMitch 10-24-2009 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Rohland (Post 262578)
Why do you keep adding more fish. Your tank is already majorly overstocked. He is probably going to be bullied to death. Of course new fish usually hide during their first day in the tank. But I have a pretty good feeling you tank is heading towards a disaster.

100% agree

The problem here isnt about the size of the current fish but the MASSIVE bioload, like it or not the tank is heading towards problems and illness.

as far as the small tank the lfs had them in i can gurantee you that the water in that tank was connected to a whole system that probably had roughly 500 gallons of water total, not to mention massive filtration.

To help answer your post, New fish most generally hide and wont eat for the first few days in a new tank. a way to cut down on the transport stress and everything else turn your lights out 24 hrs after introducing them.

southamericancichlidguy23 10-25-2009 12:12 PM

hes out hes fast and hes normal the jack has come alive no more hiding yay http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...7/Image010.jpg


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