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  1. Default Question about my tetras behavior.


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    Hey i have 12 longfined black skirts i also have 6 panda corys in a 20 gallon high Cycled planted tank with a aquaclear 50 tank temp should be about 78'F. For Awhile now(Month or so ) i have noticed they tend to stay lower - mid level and to the right side of the (away from the algae filter / hob fitler ) Water parameters are normal and haven't changed. the only thing i can think thats changed before this behavior started was i upgraded the airpump thats working the algae filter. Only other possibility was switching from cheap tetra flake to omega 1. They seem eat fine but not so much of the top tank any more, typically once they see stuff floating down they will dart up and grab it . I did notice when the tank light is out they do roam higher and around more. I think its a combination of surface aggatation on the left side of the tank + the light . They tend to chill in the plants. Maybe i'll record a video or something :P.

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    Lighting is always something to consider. Too much light for the fish will make them seek shelter, too little light and your plants are compromised. How is the water flow in the tank? Maybe add an air stone to move the water around some. Tough call without seeing your set-up.
    If you think the lighting may be too intense and there is no adjustment, maybe introduce a floating type plant which will give the black skirts some shade.
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    i would say possibly air but i upgraded from a 20 gallon whisper air pump on the algae filter to a 150 gallon rated whisper airpump (really helped the growth.) i have it on a Gang valve that's pretty much full blast and the air leaves the filter housing and bubbles through the tank. I think its the shade factor honestly

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    I didn't visualize the whisper pump on a gang valve system which also added air turbulence to the tank.
    I agree with the shade factor theory. Any driftwood in the tank? A little tannis may be an option to dull the amount of light. Thats only if you enjoy a tinted tank that is.
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    heres a video when they were first in the tank alone 2 months ago before filter upgrade / new heater some other stuff. tank actually started leaking and got swapped out a bit ago see my other thread

    but yeah this was early on old fitler , no real floating plants , that powerhead to help circulation on the old pos filter etc .
    Just by comparison they seem more active under lighting. Heres a video i just took.


    PLEASE IGNORE THE CLOWN VOMIT ITs really old from my first setup and it like has to go. When my tank sprung a leek last minute on a sunday had to get a replacement within the hour of places clossing. i was forced to use same gravel and not upgrade to a 30 high :(. heritage red turface in my future :P
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    The Black skirts are way more active in the first video, mind you it looks like feeding time.
    In the second video they seem to like the protection of the large plant growth.
    I've had various Cardinal and Neon schools do this as well. After I added a larger peaceful cichlid, they schooled up again.
    But my tank was 55 gallons so I had the capacity and filtration for cichlids.
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    yeah it was feeding time in the first one, but i notice they are eating mostly of the top in the first video, now they mostly eat near the bottom - mid range may dart up grab something. i think they just kinda changed behavior awhile after settling into the tank. i just turned the light off in the tank they definetly come out from the planted area go up more near the top and roam around a bit (still have the room light but still pretty low lighting in the room compared to when lights on . Just wanted some second opinions on it .

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    A tank light that you can program intensity on is an LED. It may be over kill on a freshwater tank but it will allow you adjust the amount of intensity and and what time. I have a Ra4or 420 on my saltwater tank and love it. Just a costly suggestion.
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