Hi everyone, I've been lurking here for the past 2 weeks but decided to join tonight. I am a new mom to 3 Cichlids. 2 are blood parrots and the other is a Convict.
I got my tank over 2 weeks ago and I only had 1 Blood Parrot and my Convict. I felt that my Blood Parrot needed a companion based on what I read, so after a week I purchased my 2nd Blood Parrot. I also have different things in the tanks like "coral", plants, etc so they each can have territory.
Well since I've done that my original BP wont come out of her castle when I'm around. she creeps out to eat and the second she sees me she hides. Before she loved me and would come to the front of the tank and watch me watch her. Now she's all reclusive and scurries even if I come near the tank or in the room.
At first I thought it was because of the other BP but they get along ever since they had their first spat. My convict doesn't bother her either. What is up with this?
Oh and my other BP Sunset likes to sleep against the tank in the plastic plants nose faced down in the same spot every night. It looks like she's playing dead but she is fine. She eats, swims, and seems happy. Why does she do this??