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Old 05-15-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Saturday I got a fire fish. He picked his hideaway spot and I haven't seen him out since! i can see where he is, yes he is alive. I've tried food but he won't even come out for it! He did come out Sunday when I did water change but when I put my water back in and turned power heads back on he went back into the hideaway. When he gets hungry enough will he come out? Or starve to death? I'm worried because its going on 4 days now!
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Try to target feed it using a turkey baster. Sounds like he is having some issues adjusting so just do what you can to help coax him along. Once they are comfortable they are always out. Also maybe try changing how your powerhead is pointing cause if he came out with them off he may not like the flow.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #3
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Who are his tank mates? I have a shy firefish too but he has picked his little spot (luckily out front) but keeps to himself mostly...
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Who are his tank mates? I have a shy firefish too but he has picked his little spot (luckily out front) but keeps to himself mostly...
No one mean, two clowns (the female is nasty but only to me when cleaning lol, she's never been mean to any other fish I've put in), a bar goby, 6 line, lawnmower blenny, coral banded shrimp & clean up crew.
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Darn.... He was out till I walked by the tank and scared him :-(
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Be careful with that 6-line wrasse, mine almost killed my purple firefish before I got him out.
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Well if he's out till you approach that's good. He's scared but adjusting. Just move slow when your near the tank and he should adjust a little faster.
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If it makes you feel any better, I have a 75 dollar marine beta I see once a week for 5 seconds.
Ouch! I feel better lol! They are a beautiful fish!
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Be careful with that 6-line wrasse, mine almost killed my purple firefish before I got him out.
I'm not worried about him, it's my clown that's the bully. Even she haven't bothered any other fish.... Yet!
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