How to make my red dovii feel more comfortable?

anzo1993

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Yeah I guess you just have to let him get used to your presence then and take it one day at a time, but since it’s been a couple months and nothing has really changed then maybe he’s just a shy guy. Who knows though, he might start gaining attitude and confidence when he surpasses the 15 inch mark.
I’m sure it’s just a time thing , my last dovii only started to get active and not shy around 14 inches and I had him from 1 inch lol there honestly big babies I wish they had more the personality of a Jaguar cichlid
 
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I’m sure it’s just a time thing , my last dovii only started to get active and not shy around 14 inches and I had him from 1 inch lol there honestly big babies I wish they had more the personality of a Jaguar cichlid
Yeah from all the stuff I’ve seen, I think they’re more “fish aggressive” than “human aggressive” at these sizes. Once they start getting into the 14-18 inch range then their true glass banging personality comes out I guess. It doesn’t help that they get so large so it takes a while for them to mature and lose that shyness, as compared to a Jag or an Amph.
 
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Yeah from all the stuff I’ve seen, I think they’re more “fish aggressive” than “human aggressive” at these sizes. Once they start getting into the 14-18 inch range then their true glass banging personality comes out I guess. It doesn’t help that they get so large so it takes a while for them to mature and lose that shyness, as compared to a Jag or an Amph.
Yeah exactly just cause they take longer to mature maybe
 
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