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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-03-2015, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I have had my gsp for almost a year now. She is about 1.5 inches in length She is in a brackish tank. 1.017 sg sand and crushed coral substrate. Temperature 78F 10 hours of light. I moved her into my 20 gallon tank this week with my violet goby and the few guppies she hadn't eaten out of her old tank. All she does is lay on the bottom of the tank and do her scared anxiety thing where she curls her tail into her belly and turns gray. She is eating just fine only at night when the light is off. She always acted scared of me when I go up to the tank but it is really bad now that she's in the bigger tank. I'm assuming it's just anxiety there's places to hide and live plants for her. She doesn't seem bothered by my violet goby even though he is about a foot long. She just looks at him and floats on by. I am worried that she may get sick or die from the stress of the move. The water peramateters are all in normal range. Any advice? It's been 4 days of this. I hope that since she's eating just fine that she will adjust. Anyone else have a problem like this moving their puffer?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-17-2015, 04:22 PM
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when I moved my gsp from a 10G to a 75G he was doing the same thing. I guess It is just shock from living in a small place then moving to a big place. My gsp likes hiding in rocks and logs in the tank. maybe it's a little to small for the tank?
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