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Old 09-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #11
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He is acting PERFECTLY normal for being in a new tank/environment.
Some fish do that "searching for a way out" thing for a couple of weeks before settling in.
The only sure fire way I have ever seen to preclude that type of behavior is if there was already another of the same species present in the tank, or adding them in pairs.
but it really isn't unusual behavior at all unless he never settles into the tank, then you need to look at other tankmates, etc that could be a source of stress.
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oh, and don't expect him to really eat today, if he does great, if he doesn't don't panic.
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Okay thanks so much I'll give him a pellet right now but if he doesn't accept it'll be okay. Thanks!


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He hasn't started eating yet and it's his third day. Should I be worried? He's acting very good because he is exploring the tank but when someone comes close he will back off into his corner.


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try some frozen mysiss shrimp not all fish will hit on pellets right away
enter slowly he needs to get used to you
my fish follow me most can be hand fed too
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