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This morning is day 3 with my Tropheus. But they are not acting the same. Some are just slow hanging out by the heater in the corner. No one is even grazing. Is something wrong?
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How is your water flow? Good water movement via power heads makes them move a lot more! They could also be pushed around by more dominant ones!
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I have a canister and I added a hob plus I have a small air blower. I just don't know if it's that they r just more relaxed on day 3 or if this is a concern.
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Sounds like you have a bully or two pushing them around, pecking order slowly forming, if they are not ripping each other, I would not worry
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Questions...

Do they seem active?
Have you been feeding them?
How much food have you been feeding them?
Is it the same as the breeder?
What is the tank temp?
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They just aren't picking at the gravel or rocks as much. There are a few meanie.
I fed them around 5pm yest. One pellet each. Same food as the store. Temp is 78
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Did you see the store feed them that food? Stores are mischievous that way at times.

I would bump the temps up to 82-83 for the first 6 months to be safe. It speeds up their metabolisms and helps to process food better. Keep and eye on them. If you see heavy respiration, I would think about a round of Metro and Epsom salt.
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Yes I know the store owner personally. I will up the temp today. Thank you.
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Okay. Just seems odd that there is only a few hanging in the corners of the tank.
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