Severum freaking out

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Candiru
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Aug 29, 2015
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Hello,
I have a old severum, got him from a lps when he was 3 inches and had him for over 5 years. He was raised in a bare bottom aquarium and has a little bit of a eye droop. So today i decided to add some gravel so he can dig a pit, and now he is freaking out over the gravel. He is just hanging there at the top of the filter and seems really stressed. Will he stop getting stressed from the gravel? It's only him in the fishtank and it is really scaring me to see my old fish like this. He's gone through a lot, 3 oscar, a pacu, a clown knife, and a parrot cichlid (R.I.P) 2010-2014. The oscars, pacu, and clownkinfe were given away and he was the one I kept. Anything to help is great.
Thank you, Jon
 

xraycer

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Just give it a few days to get used to its new environment. I would even keep the tank light off for a couple of days as well just to help keep it more calm.
 
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