Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2010

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default How long to adjust?

    0 Not allowed!

    Just wondering how long will my austrailian arowana adjusts to my tank? He swims around with the lights turned off but when I'm around or when the lights are turned on, he hides behind the driftwood and doesn't come out.

    I only had him for about a week and they only thing he eats are frozen blood worms and he only eats about 2-3 pieces of worms and he's really slow too and sometimes misses the blood worms in his mouth. My parrot fish eats the rest. I tried frozen kill and silversides but he doesn't go near them at all, seems like he's scared... LOL...

    Should I try to put in live food? Like crickets or a molly?

    Purchased 05/10/2010
    Size: 7-8 inches

    Tank mates:
    3 blood parrots about 3-4 inces in size
    2 blue crawdads

    Tank info:
    100 Gallon (temp until he's big enough to move to a bigger tank)
    Fluval 405 no carbon but running purigen

    Water Parameters are:
    PH: 8.2
    Amonnia: 0
    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: 0
    Tested today 05/18/2010.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    you needed a gift - Agassizii   Thanks for the tip! - Northernguy   I'm so sorry :( - Oscar_freak12321   Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill   Happy New Years, here's your Pl*co! xD - Oscar_freak12321   
    Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - VoidParadigm   


    0 Not allowed!
    Just give him some time. When predatory fish are introduced to a new territory they need to make sure that YOU'RE not a bigger fish coming to stake out an area.

    Sit nearby the tank, at his eye level or below, a couple minutes everyday. This will help the process go very slightly quicker, by the Aro realizing you're not a threat.

    It may take days, it may take weeks, it may take months -> but eventually, one way or another he'll learn to accept he's safe in the new territory.

    He likely is scared at the moment, in any case. New surroundings, new tankmates, new water - all extremely important things to fish, all suddenly changed.

    All he needs is time... and to get a bit faster than those parrots. lol.

    However! You should have some nitrates at this point. Very simply put; why don't you?
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2010

    Latest gifts & ribbons:


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks for the reply, I guess I'm just a little impatient. LOL...

    Yes, I had Nitrates a few weeks back but I put in the purigen packet and bi-weekly water changes that seemed to help zero everything out.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Drive North, First igloo on right

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks and your first gift!! - The Red Severum   Eggs woo hoo!!! - Gayle   My new buddy.  LOL - Lady Hobbs   because you're always there to help! - gourami*girl   A beer for my fellow canuck! - NickFish   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Northernguy   


    0 Not allowed!
    Some nitrates are actually good!
    I try to keep them below 20ppm.I never have any issues.
    When they get high a simple water change is all you need to do.
    Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
    Have you filled out your profile yet ?????????????
    The Fabulous AC ebook Please read>

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts