Hello again. Last week I asked some of you about adding another fish to my tank, and was told not too because of its size. I've taken that advice, but now I need some more.
I've had my firemouth and convict for about 8 days now, and I have a problem of them hiding. The convict didn't eat until 4 days after I put them in, and the firemouth just ate today. The convict will occasionally chase the firemouth, when I get to see them, but most of the time they are hiding together behind a piece of driftwood. It's been very difficult to feed them, as when they do make an appearance it isn't long and when I approach the tank they swim off and hide.
The convict is for sure female, and as for the firemouth because it's so small I have no idea. The convict is about 2", and the firemouth is about 1 3/4". The convict is nowhere near as colorful as it was when I bought it, but I was under the impression it was adjusting to the new tank. It's been 8 days, so wouldn't they have adjusted by now? Could it be another problem, or should I just be patient and give them another week or two?
This was taken last week, and at least since then my swords/anacharis have shown significant growth, but I didn't really buy the stand and aquarium setup for some low maintenance plants, lol.
Here's some info not sure whats needed:
20 gallon long
17w zoo medultra sun @ 10 hours/day
Aquaclear 50 w/ 2 foam pads+bio bag
100w Jager heater @ 77f
Trying to feed NLS cichlid formula