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Old 02-20-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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couch potato jawfish

ok, so i got my yellowheaded jawfish on thursday, and here it is saturday night and hes still just hiding out under a rock. he didn't even make much of a burrow, hes in plain sight, just dug all the way under my 3 inch sand bed and is laying on the glass a bit under one of my live rocks. and his whole body is in plain sight, not just his head. He hasn't even touched all the crushed coral i thought he'd enjoy that i put in for him wednesday night. will he ever become more active? i drip acclimated him for an hour. and all my readings are fine, a little high on phosphates, but that shouldnt bug him. is he just getting used to being here? or is he just the most boring fish ever? oh, and i saw him eat too. so its not like hes over stressed, he had no problem sticking his head out to munch on some mysid shrimp. i really just think he's lazy.
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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I think he is just getting use to things. Give it a few more days.
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Those fish do best in pairs or larger numbers.... Are there any other fish in that tank?
They are very timid, i had 2 in my 20 gal fuge and they were timid in there all by themselves. They would just hover over there nest and if you moved fast they were gone. I would get another and hope they find each other. They are a very cool fish but in a tank with other fast moving fish not sure how well they will do.
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my only other fish is a true perc. my tank is only 10 gal, so i'm not sure that i can get another one.
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A fish that size does not add much bio load IMO. to make the fish comfortable I would think about getting another. If you do regular water changes it should not be a issue. How much Lr do you have in there?
With only a clown he should do fine.... again they are timid... I would think about a pair...
PS they are jumpers......
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well i would love to get another one, but does everyone else agree that my bio load will be ok? i do water changes once a week, and i'd be more than willing to do them twice a week, since its only a 10 gallon tank, a 10% is only a gallon, so its no big deal at all. but i'd want to hear from a few people that that would be ok first oh, and i have 10 lbs of lr, and i have a secure cover with mesh over any open spots so he cant jump out, but so that my gas can still exchange better.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:39 AM   #9
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does anyone wanna give me their opinion? anyone at all? buhler?
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