- Dec 16, 2017
Hi, I am new to this forum, and I have a problem. I have a 5 inch texas cichlid in a 30 gallon tank, and i have had him for nearly a year now. I moved him just a few days ago, he used to be in a 50 gallon fishtanks with two turtles and a pleco. In that tank, he would eat and swim around, but when I came into the room he would always dart back into hiding like his life depended on it. I did't want him to live his life always hiding, so we bought him his own tank (the 30 gallon he is in it right now). He has been in it for 3 days, but he doesn't eat anything except for feeder fish, and even then he only eats them at night when no one is around. All day he just lays on the bottom of the tank behind a fake plant, and stays completely still. He has moved around the tank a few times, but immediately swam away and hid when I walked into the room. Also, his poop is white, and I heard somewhere that that meant he was stressed! What can I do to help him, and WHAT CAN I DO TO GET HIM TO MOVE?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has no tank mates, a nice filtration system, pH: 7.6. HELP! PLEASE! I AM LOSING PATIENCE!!!