T. schoutedeni very shy

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Plorbond
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T. schoutedeni very shy

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Hey all,

Last week I finally got my hands on a T. schoutedeni from Dans Fish. Very fat, loves bloodworms, looks really healthy. I’m concerned, however, that it’s incredibly shy. It rarely moves from one spot near a piece of driftwood, unless I’m feeding it. Anything I should be concerned about, or is it still just settling in? I plan on adding more plants in a couple days, would that potentially help? I also considered adding ember tetras to provide some dithers, but I’m unsure if they will be beneficial or not.

Thanks!
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Re: T. schoutedeni very shy

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You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Plorbond
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Re: T. schoutedeni very shy

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It’s not heavily planted yet, I have a good amount of plants arriving sometime next week though. My concern right now is that he hasn’t moved much from one spot or eaten in the last couple days. Hoping the new plants will help
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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 32790
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: T. schoutedeni very shy

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Parameters?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"
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