I bit of background. I've had my GSP about 5 weeks now. He's in the avatar picture, and is young and about 1-1.5 inches. He has grown since I got him and eats well. I feed a big variety. Raw talipia, clams, mussels, snails, plankton and mysis shrimp. He was one of two gsp's in the tank at the lfs. He had the brighest color on his head, and did come to the glass. He is currently by himself in a 27-28 gallon tank, and the salinity is now 1.009. I hear how much they beg, but he is very shy. He will hesitantly come and eat from my finger, but I typically just drop the food for him, so he doesn't have to do that. I'm not overfeeding him. He eats once a day, to a round belly. He never "begs" or tries to greet me at the glass. He will often hide behind something and peek out. If he sees I have food he'll eat.
Did I just get a little guy who will be forever reserved and/or shy? Does this change? My water parameters are all fine. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and I do a wc weekly, and at the end of the week, my nitrates are at 10ppm
Love to hear what others have seen in these little guys.
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