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tidos mack
10-29-2002, 11:57 AM
Hello, I have had 4 cichlids in a thirty gallon tank for the past year. But during the past 3-4 months when ever i enter the room they scatter untill they all end up in the same hidding spot. They seem very scared of me. They stopped coming to the surface when I feed them and usually dont eat if im watching them. can anyone offer me some tips or advise on how i can get my fish to be more people friendly again. thanks..

10-29-2002, 09:03 PM
Sounds like my Jack Dempseys, they are always hiding. Where are they to where your door to the room is? I've heard keeping fish by an entrance way sometimes scares them.

10-30-2002, 08:40 PM
welcome, tidos. i've had the same thing happen. for whatever reason, the juveniles aren't as jumpy as the adults.