My golden CAE
is anti-social. He's not mean, he just likes to be left alone. I have him in my QT
that also houses my Florida Flag Fish. I have a divider to keep them separate (the male FFF was becoming to mean for a community tank but too pretty to get rid of).
was on the left side (the QT
side) when I brought home some new fish (swordtails and rainbows). For some reason this batch was really stressed out and for some reason they all started to hang out by the CAE
. I guess they were trying to school with a fish that seemed calm and happy. He hated it. They would swim over to him and he would swim away. Finally he jumped over the divider. He would rather be with the mean FFF than panicky fish.
I eventually moved my new fish to my main tank, and the CAE
jumped back to the empty side (well, empty except for one ghost shrimp). Whenever I walk up to the tank, he stares at me, with this accusing look--What do you want? Eerie. He also likes to hang out halfway out of the water sometimes. He's just plain weird.