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Fish not as active as before

Discussion in 'Fish' started by uqji, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:40 PM.

  1. uqji

    uqji New Member

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    I have 11 silver perch and 5 goldies in my IBC tank.
    A couple of weeks ago the perch are very active during feeding. A teaspoon of pellets were gone in less than a minute.
    In recent weeks my silver perches become shy and seldom show any excitement to the fish food. The food still be gone a after quite a while though.

    Is this due to the cooler temperature in Perth, or should I be concerned? The chemical readings are normal.

    Ji
     
  2. Yabbies4me

    Yabbies4me Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Ji,

    I've found that Silvers don't really stop feeding until the temp reaches 13C or lower... I don't know of anyone in Perth that has water even close to that temp yet... What is yours?

    You say your readings are normal... What are they?... What are the pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate levels?

    Cheers!
     
  3. uqji

    uqji New Member

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    PH=7.6
    Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate = 0

    Tested yesterday. My plants are doing really well so I am not too worried about the bacteria.
     

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