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post #1 of 2 Old 09-10-2019, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Running and Hiding

I set up my tank on Sunday and my fish are all hiding...racing to hide if I go near the tank...even crashing into the sides. I watch from across the room and they never come out from behind the decor...I have 3 Cichlids in a 30 gallon tank with artificial plants and a bubble feature. They were fine on Sunday, even ate well. 2 came from the same tank at the store and the 3rd from a different one.
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-10-2019, 01:31 PM
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Looks like you have an oscar, parrotmouth, and maybe a severum? The minimum tank for any of these fish is 75gal, even growing out this is way too small! If you want to have cichlids go with a pair of rams for this tank. They're social with their owners and stay small, plus beautiful colors. Take these fish back and do more research please.
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