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Old 02-05-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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new firefish

i acclimated my new firefish tonight...about 10 seconds after adding the fish it swam to the sand bed right next to a rock and in a puff of sand it dissapeared. Theres a small hole leading under the live rock that suspect it burrowed under. Could this be the case?
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:49 AM   #2
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probably, the firefish are known cave dwellers
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yea, my friend has a few and i see them sometimes but most of the time they are hiding
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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give it time, it will come out once it is acclimented to it's surroundings. I have a purpl firefish that did the same thing. Now he is out all of the time and spends his days suspended in the middle of the tank.
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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i'm just worried he'll die in cave an i'll never get to see him
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I just traded in my damsel's for a firefish. He swims arround quite a bit, but every now and then I cat him hiding in the borrough with my Sleeper Goby. They are friends
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We ordered 4 firefish online..they all did exactly the same thing yours did. 4 weeks later we had only seen one..and that was few and far between. Then, all of the sudden, they decided to come out and play. We thought they were dead for sure. Give them time...
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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i guess i'm lucky then...about noon today he came out for a few minutes. For a while he hid when anyone entered the room, but now he is out pretty much all the time. What is normal behavior for a firefish? Hes pretty much suspended in the center of the tank kind of flipping or clicking his spike (or whatever you want to call it). I'm guessing this is pretty normal though. I already love this fish, a great addition to my tank.
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:21 PM   #9
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also, what is best to feed him? Will he eat flakes? I have some formula 1 but other than that my food choices are very limited...thats southwest kansas for you.
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My firefish spent the first day in the rock. Now she is out all of the time, but she still sleeps in the same hole at night. Give it some time, she will be out when she decides its time.

Isn't nature so cool!

My Firefish loves formula One. She likes it shredded up really tiny, but she also loves it chunky.

she won't touch the Formula two. I usually create a blend of One and Two when I feed and she pics what she wants.
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