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maybe its just your wife :lol:

seriously, its not an insult but when I had my jack dempsey he would hide from new people.
I had this friend who he hated.
to test this I asked my friend to hide behind some furniture and sure enough the fish came out. then I asked my friend to come out of hiding and the JD hid again.

he also didnt like it when I wore red that would piss him off.

what colors does your wife normally wear?

I guess the theory behind that is that cichlids use colors to "communicate" for lack of a better term. and he would turn red when I was mad so seeing a big red figure infront of him would make him think a big fish was coming after him.
hope that helps lol it was mostly just ranting.
 

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Fevz said:
I have the same problem with my Geo. Altifrons. And i tried to solve it with some dithers. I have put 20 emperor tetras in tank and they ate all of them. So the dithers aren't a solution for my tank. They get really scared if i mess with lights. They all swim in panic and crash in obstacles :-?

But now i'm trying to get them used to me by showing myself in front of the tank for at least 10 minutes a day. I still can't see any progress.

Would any non skitish cichlid help them ease? Or some pleco probably?
hard to believe they would eat the tetra. my alibaos (I think) wont touch anything that moves. **** I have baby guppies in the tank to add some movement.

I know it might sound stupid, but add more cover. I after adding some random pieces of drift wood to the center of the tank and another cave on the other side I see my geo more. I think she feels more secure this way

whats the logic with adding a pleco?
 
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