Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 21
Hiding cichlids

Need advice with my cichlids because everytime I go to look at them they all hide in behind the ocean rock why is this? Help please
__________________

__________________
Dobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Herotilapia_Multispinosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: My dream world where fish is all that matters.
Posts: 337
How long have you had them? If not very long then they are just getting to know the tank and you. If they are small then they may view you as a preditor.
__________________

__________________
You really think i give a Flying Fox?
Herotilapia_Multispinosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 21
Had ages and are all different sizes
__________________
Dobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
member

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 42.2411N/88.3161W
Posts: 6,932
Are they in a high traffic area?
__________________
HUKIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kat1103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Missouri, United States
Posts: 277
I've heard some cichlids are shy if they don't have enough of their own kind in the tank....such as labs etc (I know not all cichlids are like this but it's a possibility)
__________________
Kat1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 01:17 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 21
Nope very silent and I've got loads of mixed but they all hide as soon as see me unless feeding
__________________
Dobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Josh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smyrna, TN
Posts: 159
I haven't had my cichlid tank but for about 2 months now, but as soon as my mbuna figured out I was the one that provided them with food, every time I get near they all come out and try to get my attention.

My best comparison would be to arriving home to dogs who compete for your attention.

That's a bit strange that they all hide when you come near. Cichlids are some of the most sociable fish I've ever kept. What's your stock list?
__________________
Josh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:22 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 21
Not sure of amount but got labs, mbunas, acais, 2 frontosas, cuckoo catfish, 2bristlenose, and some more not sure of names
__________________
Dobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 02:13 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Bl80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: pittsburgh, pa
Posts: 576
In both my cichlid tanks they love anyone any thing that comes to see them. Funny to watch them interact with the cat paws. It's expensive kitty tv and our one dog loves to lay on the arm of the couch and watch them. She will lick and whine at them. If she's looking and none are there she whines and does little barks like she's mad they didn't come to see her. It's hilarious to watch. But a pain to keep the glass clean! It's not bad enuff the animals beg at my fianc when he's eating, the fish do too. Def not shy IMO.
__________________
"Why does Sea World have a sea food restaurant?? I am half way thru my fish burger when I realize, OMG I could be eating a SLOW LEARNER!!" ~Lynda Montgomery
Bl80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 02:17 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
When I had my cichlids in a 55g they were extremely skittish and shy. You would think the tank was empty it was that bad. I recently upped them to a 125g and they were a little better. Only recently has the problem been resolved when I added 10 new fish. They now act like they once did swimming out front and rushing for food when I get near.

I think my issue was that I had a friend come over who apparently tormented the fish with a mag float and his phone, while I wasn't there. Since that incident they were horribly shy. I'm so glad I got my fish back nbut it took weeks.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 04:21 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 21
Hmm I'll just see how it goes thanks guys
__________________

__________________
Dobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cichlid, cichlids, hiding, ich

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
traumatic week & cichlids won't come out of hiding to eat - advice? hbeth82 Cichlid Discussion 4 10-07-2010 09:33 AM
Something hiding in the rock yfn20 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 17 07-29-2005 02:30 PM
Hiding Fish :? Steven A Cichlid Discussion 6 07-15-2005 03:03 AM
cichlids volume 3.4 (formally african cichlids) cichlid555 Cichlid Discussion 0 04-03-2005 10:27 PM
Out of hiding Madame_X Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 10-16-2004 06:53 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.