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Old 12-17-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
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Shy Fish

Hello All,

I have a 75 gallon reef with 130 lbs of live rock and numerous corals. The problem I am having is that my fish are extremely shy. I currently have a mated pair of Saddleback Clowns, a Blue Regal Tang (juvenile), a blue/yellow Damsel, and a Watchman Goby.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to draw them out of hiding so much?

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Old 12-17-2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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In my experience, some fish will just hide forever.
Others, overtime will become more visible.
I am guessing that the room you keep your fish in does not suffer a lot of traffic.
There is of course the trick of getting rid of their hiding spaces but I can't imagine it does much for the fish's mental health.
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I've read that having fish that swims out in the open a lot will help the shy fishes come out more. They will see it is safe and swim out.

I spoke with a person who had this problem and he solved it by buying 7 or so blu/green chromis(he had 125g). Chromis are usually always out in the open swiming and in a few days all his fishes were out and about.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:48 PM   #4
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he solved it by buying 7 or so blu/green chromis

Yep that's what I'm thinking. Can you do 3 of'm. 2 would be fine too, it's just that when I lost one in QT and only had one left. Still, I've added 1 to and existing pair. Evrything has been fine for 1 week so far.
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Green Chromis rock. I have 4, and love to watch them. They are so active that even my firefish doesnt hide, they all swim out together.
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