Why Do My Fish Stay In The Same Corner Of The Tank All The Time?
Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:45 PM
I have a 30L tank with 2 catfish and 8 neon tetra. For some reason the neons seem to spend almost all of their time in the bottom righthand corner under the filter - why??
The catfish are perfrectly happy and are all over the place....just not the neons!
Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:53 PM
Maybe the current is a bit strong for a small tank and they have found a calm spot.
BTW you are a bit overstocked but should be ok if you do reg water changes
Edited by doresy, 04 July 2007 - 08:54 PM.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:59 PM
I have turned the filter down to its slowest setting, will see if that helps.
I will also NOT add any more fish to the tank and have got a test kit already on the way.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:05 PM
how long have they been in the tank, they might just be scared and thats the safest place they have to be
Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:06 PM
If you just introduced them, new fishies hide for a while. When I introduce the new fishies, they just find a nice quiet place to hide till they are familiar with their new home, after that, they'll come out happily.
And yeah, your tank is a bit overstocked, 8 neon tetra is probably the maximum in a 30L tank. But its okay, you just have to do more frequent water changes. Smaller tank is just a bit more work (water changes, stablilty, water parameters), gotta keep an eye on those more frequently.
What species are the catfishies? Cory would be fine, but if you have something like pictus catfish, they'll grow to a decent few inches. And might eat your neons as well when they are older.
I wouldnt worry too much about the neons staying in a corner.
(kewskills beat me to it)
Edited by FoamLess, 04 July 2007 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:19 PM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:27 AM
Add some stuff in there for them (plants are excellent) to make them feel more secure.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:02 PM
I have 2 plastic and one real plants, along with a holey rock.
PS is there a ratio for fish/tank size?
Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:50 PM
It means you have to do a little research to see how big your fish is going to get before you buy it, and of course, it doesn't mean you can keep 1 10-inch fish in a 10-gallon tank, but it's a good guide if you're just looking for a nice community.
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