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 01-13-2021, 07:52 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
savalvey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9
New Jack Dempseys - Hiding behind filter

I ordered two Jack dempseys from liveaquaria and got them in yesterday and they are only an inch long. I have them in a 5 gallon tank right now in quarantine and to grow them out to add to my aquarium. Both of them have been staying behind the HOB filter and havenít swam much at all around the tank. Iím about to do a 50% water change because I donít think the tank is fully cycled. I have a heater set at 78 degrees. Iím just wondering if this is normal for them to hide behind the filter all the time?
__________________

__________________
savalvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2021, 08:28 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
charliebankston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Texas Gulf coast
Posts: 1,238
First, make sure your water parameters are good. And some cichlids are more skittish than others. Esp when little like that, the instinct is to hide so your not killed. Jd are very skittish and hide alot. Mine is only about 3.5" but he still only comes out when he thinks I'm not watching. He'll come grab food then retreat behind his rock to eat. If your water parameters are good, then I'd say it's totally normal behavior, especially at that age
__________________

__________________
charliebankston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
savalvey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliebankston View Post
First, make sure your water parameters are good. And some cichlids are more skittish than others. Esp when little like that, the instinct is to hide so your not killed. Jd are very skittish and hide alot. Mine is only about 3.5" but he still only comes out when he thinks I'm not watching. He'll come grab food then retreat behind his rock to eat. If your water parameters are good, then I'd say it's totally normal behavior, especially at that age


Okay, I knew they were more skittish than others but was just worried!! And as of right now, water parameters are in good standing, doing 35-50% water changes everyday until tank is fully cycled. They will be staying in there for a bit to grow before adding them to the tank with my Oscar. I appreciate the help!
__________________
savalvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2021, 08:37 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
charliebankston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Texas Gulf coast
Posts: 1,238
Np. They may get more outgoing when older, but they will never be as gregarious as your oscar, lol
__________________
charliebankston is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter, hiding, jack dempsey

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
For Sale/Trade: Cichlids needing new home great price, red jewel, convicts, jack dempseys, hy... BiagioArt Archive 2 10-22-2014 04:46 AM
Coral beauty not eating and hiding behind live rock Flyingbulldog Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11 12-09-2012 09:32 PM
Zebra Danio - red thing coming out of from behind anal fin...behind woofwoofgrrl Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 02-12-2011 06:02 PM
New Jack Dempseys gheitman Cichlid Discussion 11 06-27-2005 06:52 PM
j.dempseys/electric blue j.dempseys bungle Cichlid Discussion 10 04-29-2004 02:16 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.