So i work at my LFS and we had a fahaka 7-8" there for a few months and i picked him up. He was kept in one of the stores 75g
tanks, he was very active and extremely aggressive as well as very hungry all the time (and eating huge amounts). Well i moved
him to my 120g planted tank at home, and now he is very passive and wont eat more than a single clam (1/3-1/2 of what he ate
while at the store). He is also mellow and sits for long periods only to occasionally swim up and down the front panel. He has been
in the tank for about 4 days.
Is this normal? he was so much more active and glutinous at our stores smaller tank. what gives?
what is "normal" behaviour for a healthy puffer?
The tank specs as of today: Ph 7.6, ammonia 0, nitrate 30, nitirite 0*
filtration: home made 5g biofilter, 50w uv sterilizer, pag of purogen.
*after seeing the specs did a 40% water change with gravel vac, lots of detritus. this most likely will solve my nitrate issue.