foxface doing the foxtrot

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  1. did3200

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    I have a new foxface the first morning before the lights came on I thought he is a goner but came home at 11 and he was normal colour and sort of swimming the problem is he swims with his nose inthe air and his tail down. When the lights went out they fade over 5 min he just dropped right there and lay down nose in the air against the glass in his bannana pyjamas. Why does he swimthis way? and why not look for a good place to sleep? This is a realy strange fish I hope all is OK
     
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    :lol: so sorry, but the wording on this is freaking awsome! "bannana pyjamas" :lol:

    My foxface also ducks lights out time, usualy to the same spot , oddly enough, under the pin cushion..does he breathe fast? or does he look normal? does he swim easily or does it look like he's strugling? Maybe give him a day or two to settle.
     
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    He sometimes swims normal but most of the time he just bobs breathing seems normal ( but I am a newbie whats normal) After I got him yesterday anything besides lying down is normal. What I cannot understand is why he does not go and hide to sleep. And his strange swimming style
     
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    I have had my foxface for about three weeks now and mine still acts strange. Swims a bit weird, very shy will always hide as I approach the tank. Seems to be dark on top from time to time. Eats very well and actually comes out to eat almost from my hand. Great fish.
     
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    ok, had a look at mine now. He also swims nose up kinda.

    I honestly cant say. Maybe @Leslie hemple @Tobes @RiaanP can help here.
     
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    I read on here that they act like that. They swim funny and basically sleep anywhere they want and spook easily.:p
     
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    Thanx guys we will see how he does tomorrow I am just glad he made last night.
     
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    I felt the same way, and everyone said it would be fine and it was. Is he eating?
     
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    Try take a pic of him on his hind legs, would like to see the angle. Maybe he's begging for food :p
     
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    How long ago did you introduce him to the tank?
    Did you first quarantine him?

    Mine also spooks easily. Changes colour and go into hiding mode.
     
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    My foxy also swims like that with his nose higher than his tail, but not all the time. I dont its too much of a problem. I've had him for years now
     
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    sounds like normal behaviour to me, they also take a while to establish themselves if new to the aquarium
     
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    I agree with Achilles, dont stress. Its normal behavior. But it will improve as he gets more acquainted with his new surroundings.
     
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    Well I got home and fed everyone and Eric (Foxface) he ate with the rest then I got a cloth to clean the glass and BEDTIME instant bannana pajama I wish my kids would put there PJ's on so quickly.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Two minutes later the regal nudges him and says get up dude and off the two of them went. A foxface must be the coolest fish you could keep once you sort of understand them
     
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