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Re: What to do if my killiefish seem "overly shy & inactive"
Hi Burt, I actually started with striatum and yes, they were very shy. It
took about 6 weeks for them to get acclimated to the extent that they'd come
out. The way I got them to be more active was to provide a huge clump of
java moss and some root wood for them to hide under. I also used some
floating plants to subdue the overhead lighting and fed them on a regular
basis, at the same time every day. That way, they got used to eating and
coming out to get their meals. If you put them in a room w/ quite a bit of
traffic, that, too, will get them more quickly used to you being around.
Eventually, they'll be out and about more often and, w/ the subdued lighting
from the overhead plants, you'll get to see how pretty these fish can be.
Hope this helps, and good luck w/ your fish.
>From: BGorton at aol_com
>Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
>To: killietalk at aka_org
>Subject: What to do if my killiefish seem "overly shy & inactive"
>Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 21:45:16 EDT
>I have one pair of Fp. walkeri orange and 5 new A. stiatum (2 females, 3
>males), each species are in a 5.5-gal tank. They seem to be
>shy and inactive, generally just hanging around the bottom of the tank and
>not moving much, as opposed to my Fp. gardneri misaje and A. australe gold
>that swim around the tank in quite lively fashion.
>Is this characteristic of the striatum and walkeri species? Is there
>anything I can do to make them livelier?
>Any and all input is welcome!!
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