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post #1 of 3 Old 09-10-2019, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I set up my tank on Sunday and my fish are all 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 3 Old 09-10-2019, 02:31 PM
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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post #3 of 3 Old 09-20-2019, 12:21 AM
Many fish are very shy when adapting to a new environment. I do think those fish will grow to be too big for that tank tho.
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