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my new black rhom is constantly hiding behind the largest plant in the tank. i dont think it has even gone to the other side of the tank. why is this? is there anything i can do about it?
 

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yuppers..he has to get used to his new environment....taking things out and doing a bunch of stuff inside the tank will just stress the rhom out more, and you dont want that...leave the things the way they are, and give him another couple days to come around to his new tank
 

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and give it another 6 months plus before you actually see it... not to be a pessimist but thats just what i have observed with the 3 i aquired over the last year... tips being: use food to coax him out gradually by placing the food on a string.... start dangling the food near his hidden spot and when he goes for it right off, tie a knot and hold out a 1/2 inch each time you feed untill he will eat almost off the surface in the front of the tank, and stand there too so he associates you with food.... and tip 2: salmon
 

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he'll be fine soon enough
 

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yup just like everyone said...you only got him for couple days....give him some time to get use to his new home and envoriment. keep feeding him every day even if he dont eat, try to add a power head, dimed your light.
 

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Didn't you just say in another thread that you got him on Saturday? You really need to give him time dude, it could take a month or more before he gets suited into his environment. You just need patience to get through it, and then you should have a nice fish that comes out and explores.

~Taylor~
 

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Ive had mine since october and he hides everyday hopefully one day he'll get more relaxed and come out when the lights are on. If I didnt tell you he was in my tank you wouldnt even know he was there because the only time he comes out is at night when the tank is completely dark. So i think it's normal.
 

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Leave dim lights on in the tank to get them use to light....Spend as much time near the tank as you can to get them use to people and just give them time.A good number of piranha are shy as juveniles but when they really start to grow and mature that shyness goes away..Patience is a virtue!
 

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well....i had already taken all the plants out before others said no, i left them out for about an hour or 2 then put it back in. now he never hides, he is out and about all the time now. maybe it does work? who knows...hes still a little lentative when im around though.
 
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