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Skiddish Fronts

Postby plug » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:53 pm

In my 125 Gallon 6 foot Tang tank I have 8 Burundi Fronts plus 4 White Calvus and 4 Yellow Comps
I don't know why the fish in this tank get spooked so easily
When I approach the tank they all come close as they anticipate food, but when I drop in the food, they all get spooked and they swim off at high speeds crashing into everything. I am worried they will hurt themselves as I can hear them crashing into rocks, filter intakes/out takes, heaters, etc

How can I get these guys to not be so skiddish

I was thinking of getting new lights and having it lower..

Looking for ideas
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Skiddish Fronts

Postby RayMontana » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:30 am

Not sure but the only time I see all the fish in the tank do that is when there is a lid slammed or some little kid slaps the tank. I always tell them imagine me putting a metal trash can over you and whacking it with a hammer...
I doubt you are making loud noises, maybe the lighting is too bright .Outside the tank not so much inside.
I have one or two fish that do that sometimes, but not the whole tank.
Maybe its your shadow over the tank, and one fish thinks its a predator ..Then it freaks out, and monkey see monkey do and they all take off. That might be more likely

sorry I cant be of more help..
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