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Old 12-16-2012
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I have had the bemba for several months now. The rest of the group are three times as big, so I decided that it would be better to separate them from the bigger ones so that I could fatten them up without over feeding the bigger ones.
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Did you just get the Bembas? They could be acting shy because of new environment that they just haven't adjusted to. Plenty of hiding spots for them?
+1 If you just got these then yes it will take some time, add the hiding spaces and cover the back and sides if they are not. Congrats.
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I experieced the same problems with my 1-1 /2“ Pembas. Some of them attacs food while some of the doesn‘t seem to have such big intrest in eating. I got 10 of these little ones in a 96 gallon tank.

A while ago I had them in a 28 gallon tank and didn‘t experience any feeding problems.

In my opinion they act exactly like when having too few of malawis in a tank, they act stressed and shy.
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I added 12 moops to the tank and they are doing much better now. Thanks for all the input.
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I like 75 gallon tanks. When the fish are small (under 1"), I only fill half the tank and as the fish grow, I start filling the tank up more. I use sponge filters and powerheads on grow out tanks so this is not an issue. Small fry don't need 75 gallons of water and it makes water changes faster when the tank is not full. Plus, a 75 gallon tank will be perfect for a adult colony in the future.
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Fish getting adequate amounts of food is more helpful than them being in a larger tank. That's why some use smaller tanks to power feed and target feed the fish. At 1.75" they shouldn't be too shy. Give them time. Goodluck.
What is power feed and target feed?
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What is power feed and target feed?
I guess it means in simple words that you by using a small tank to insure that every fish gets its share of the food.

I wrote a couple a days ago about keepin small trophs in 96gallon tank and my experience about them not feeding properly. I moved them back to the 28g tank they origin from and their feeding behavior changed directly. They all feed as they suppose to now.
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