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I started out with a 5" EBJD and she was happy as could be until my now educated daughter thought she was doing tricks when she would run up to the tank and shout at her. "Tricks being bouncing off the glass and trying to jump out"

Not sure how long that went on before I caught her. any way this ebjd then started hiding and rightfully so. So I bought a juvi JD for her thought she will like him or think he is an enemy either way. after about two week and no scaring he started acting like her.

He at least knows when its food time and comes out, her I have to catch her in the middle of the night when she is out and feed her. She eats when she see's the food, but as she stays hiding 90% of the day. I have taken to over feeding in hopes she eats it at some point. She is growing so she must be eating something.
 

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Teaching children is hard. Teaching fish is a bit easier.
For fish that hide, I find it works kind of in reverse to what we might think. Fish hide so we don't give them hiding places and they are scared silly but if they find they can duck and cover almost everywhere, they may come out more. Adding hiding can make them feel safer just as you might.

If you were in a field with one tree and scared, you stay behind that tree. But if you are in a field full of trees, you may feel safe to move from tree to tree as long as there is not threat out there?

Also adding some small quick fish may make the larger feel safer. If nobody harms the small guys, the big guys feel safer. Just have to find the small quick fish that doesn't get eaten!
 
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