Fish scared of new ornament

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Rosie, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. RosieNew MemberMember


    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

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    That's rather odd. What is the ornament?
  3. Lchi87

    Lchi87ModeratorModerator 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

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

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

    RosieNew MemberMember

    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

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