Damn! 90G not enough room?? I was going to make them my main school in my 55G. You're talking me out of it now. :frown:
Thanks for that info!I've got a school of 11 in my 37g and I too do the 5 to midnight thing. Only difference is when my lights come on they won't stop moving. They dash back and forth all along the front glass and even swim near me when I stand next to the tank. What I'm trying to say is I don't think the shoal is too small, bc mine is smaller and they are ALWAYS out. When did you get them? If they're fairly new (a week or two) they still might be acclimating, as mine hid a little for the first two weeks or so. Only other thing I can think of is a predator in the tank, if there is one. They might be skittish bc of it.
This is what I'm hoping the issue is - that they just need some other fish out there to show them that "all is well in the daylight world." I eventually want 5-6 discus (I've first been focusing on keeping a planted tank in shape at discus parameters). In the mean time, I'm thinking something smaller like a shoal of cardinals or neons. Or maybe some Galaxy Rasbora if I can find a captive bread source...I had cardinals that were displaying the same behavior after my platys died. I finally replaced the platys, they are reasonable grazers and aggressive feeders, the cardinals were less reclusive.