Fish scared of new ornament

  1. Rosie Initiate Member

    Hi,

    I bought my african cichlids a nice new ornament for them to hide in but once I put it in they are all staying in the far corner away from it! :;fishy10

    Is this normal/how long will it take for them to get used to it?
     
  2. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    That's rather odd. What is the ornament?
     

  3. Lchi87 Fishlore VIP Member

    It could just be placement? I had a fish completely ignore an ornament for weeks and then I switched up the location of the ornament in the tank and then within a few minutes found him happily snoozing on it. Fish are so strange sometimes lol.
     
  4. BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

    Fish are very strange sometimes. They are so adorable 85% of the time tho
     

  5. Rosie Initiate Member

    Update: It's been 24 hours and now they seem to have gotten over their ornament phobia! Guess it's just one of those strange fish quirks