My filter [sump] is 500 g/h (2000 l/h) and he likes to ride it. (probably that's why he bit the outlet last time)
I think I'm okay in the decorations department.
I usually hand feed him pellets, and he goes crazy on the food (i'm quite hesitant to feed him live).
[Also the airstone came with...
He has stopped since, but thanks for the answer.
He's usually stimulated by me or by watching drops of water forming on the glass cover falling down.
I kind of act on impulse if anything is out of the ordinary so that's why I posted this.
My tank is about 140 gallons (560 liters) with bare...
So... I have a filter outlet, and my large predatory cichlid [really strong] likes to attack it, and locks onto it with his mouth.
How do you stop a fish from doing something? How do you train a fish?
That's all I want to know. (If he does this again)
I'm grateful that everything has gone back to normal.
I'll make sure to keep up my (new) water changing schedule and vary his diet (it would be great though if anyone could recommend me specific foods to try).
I should have done this sooner but oh well, things happen.
I have really good news everyone! After just 3 days of water changes, I went to get my parameters tested and my nitrates came out to be really low! I'm going to test if he eats soon (in about 2-3 hours is feeding time) [I hope he does].
- Until then - Your help was much appreciated. I'm still...
The test kit I used was this: (now I know it has to be crap)
And the test kit the assistant used was a JBL brand one.
For the water conditioner I use sera's Aquatan.
I change about 50% of the water monthly (but now I know that's not enough)
And I cleaned the filter monthly too.