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Old 02-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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So I bought a fox face and he does not seem happy in the tank , he only swims around to move to another hiding spot or to eat. He has been in the tank 3 days maybe he just needs more time. I attached a photo he never changed the way he is in the photo is the way he always is...
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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Where is the photo?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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I have learned with my foxface( through hours of aggravation, lol) that they are very temperamental fish. Mine did this same thing for weeks. He still continues to do it. They show their mood all the time. After a week or two he will calm down and be more active and show his normal color. It takes a while. Mine stressed me out for a while.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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Foxfaces need large tanks, my foxface is the most active fish in my tank and constantly swims from one end to the other. My foxface (foxy) is around 5-6 inch now but can grow up to 20cm, my tank is a 5x2x2 and I still feel this is too small for him, how big is your tank ?
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Sorry didn't realize the picture didn't attach
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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My tank is a 50 gallon he is pretty big he is about 4 inches
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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He seems very temperamental he will swim around for maybe 30 mins through out the day , he hides alot too
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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Yeah sorry mate I would look into rehoming him as he is too big for your tank to be stress free.
Have a look here:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...687&pcatid=687

The minimum is 125g tank, I have a 150g tank and I still think he needs more space !
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #9
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Really ? My LFS said he would be fine , when we bought him he was in the LFS tiny tank for about 3 weeks he was the only one and he was happy ... This sucks my daughter loves that fish
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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Mine is in a 180g 6x2x2. And doesn't use half the tank. He's about 6" he's active while the lights are on and feeds but hides a lot an hangs out and sleeps discolored and spiked up
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