Dwarf Neon Rainbows Nervous Fish?

LunaSky
  • #1
Ive had many rainbow fish in my years of this hobby, but never the dwarfs.

I’ve had 6 of them for a while. 4 makes, 2 females. They would be out and about but once I get close to the tank they go into hiding. So about two weeks ago I bought 3 more females. And still they hide when I approach.

Is this typical for these fish. They are in my 55 gallon heavily planted tank.
 
FishFor2018
  • #2
Ive had many rainbow fish in my years of this hobby, but never the dwarfs.

I’ve had 6 of them for a while. 4 makes, 2 females. They would be out and about but once I get close to the tank they go into hiding. So about two weeks ago I bought 3 more females. And still they hide when I approach.

Is this typical for these fish. They are in my 55 gallon heavily planted tank.
Yes it’s normal but try walking over on,y when you feed them, that may help
 
Plecodreams
  • #3
Try putting a reading chair or something you sit in a lot next to their tank and just sitting in it.
They will eventually get used to your presence over the course of a couple weeks or so and will feel more comfortable around you.
 
LunaSky
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Yes it’s normal but try walking over on,y when you feed them, that may help

They do come out when I feed them but unless I look at a distance, like from another room, I don’t get to see them.
 
LunaSky
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Try putting a reading chair or something you sit in a lot next to their tank and just sitting in it.
They will eventually get used to your presence over the course of a couple weeks or so and will feel more comfortable around you.

The tank is in my dining room, so this shouldn’t be too hard.
 
jhadsell1883
  • #6
I have Eastern and Boesemani, at times both of them hide but the BoesemanI seem more shy. They come out if you sit still by the tank for a bit but hide for a while after doing water changes.
 
LunaSky
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
I have Eastern and Boesemani, at times both of them hide but the BoesemanI seem more shy. They come out if you sit still by the tank for a bit but hide for a while after doing water changes.

I’ve had boesemanis for years, they never hid on me, so with the Australians and reds. That’s why I found weird that the dwarfs were.
 
86 ssinit
  • #8

B251D443-0ABC-46EE-AD1D-E9A43D6148D7.jpeg Mine are allways out. Here’s all 9
 
Bane
  • #9
My dwarves were always out and as I had 5 x of each sex- constant displaying happens throughout the tank .
 
DarkOne
  • #10
I have 9 in my 75 gallon and they're always up front (expecting food, no doubt). They bred and I raised a few fry. I moved 8 of the bigger ones to my 20 gallon long and 1 died overnight but the rest are doing great. Even at 1", they come to the front when I come up to the tank.

I do have a bunch of other fish in my 75 gallon and 20 gallon so that might help.
 

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