listless cichlid

rhvm8dFebruary 24, 2007

I have a 4in. Jack Dempsey cichlid, that seems to be extremely stressed out. He darts and crashs around the tank when I walk by or sits listless on the bottom of the tank trying to hide. I currently have him in a 30 gallon tank. I perform regular water changes and the test strips I use don't show anything out of the ordinary.

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cutietootie11

What sort of hiding places do you have for him? Jack are normally fairly nervous, but with plenty of places to hide, he will feel more secure. Is he a new purchase? It also takes them a little time to become acclumated to their new surroundings. HTH

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 9:17PM
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rhvm8d

I'll try and find some sort of structure for him to hide in. I've had him for over 6 months now. Thanks for the info.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 11:16PM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

Cpincidently, I was going to suggest places to hide, like shale or clay pots.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2007 at 2:43PM
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