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    Hi huys,
    I got 8 stendker that are between 10 to 15 cm. 1.5 year old
    3 of them (blue diamant, snake skin red & checkerboard) are hiding all the time. In the beginning it was not like this. It's a ranking issue.
    They don't eat and i have to spot feed them with artemia shrimps and when they do, they eat in all horror. Getting chased by there higher rank. Shaking begging and eating some. I have separated the checkerboard couple of time and after 4 weeks it eats like is nothing going on. But when i put him back, it's all over again in a few days. Sometimes they come out and eat a little but the blue diamant actually never eats with the rest. Only spot feeding with artemia helps. I have reduced water change form twice a week to once a week. It seems too many water changes is stressing them out even more. So my questions is to hang on a bit more so thing work out(12 weeks now) or get a bigger tank maybe? it's 350 liters now. Water quality is perfect no issues there. Don't really know what to do with these 3. They are healthy because when i separate them they eat normal again.

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    This has happened both times with the stendker. Best bet is to permanently remove these guys into there own tank. For me I’ve lost all of the runts over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    This has happened both times with the stendker. Best bet is to permanently remove these guys into there own tank. For me I’ve lost all of the runts over time.
    Thanks for the replay. So i have to look at them as a bad patch that dies in the end. So buy more? I really don't want to run a second tank all the time. They do eat. But not all the time.

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    Thing is by themselves they may make a come back. Next I found you must change water daily till 4” and than every other day till 5”. Once this big they usually do good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    Thing is by themselves they may make a come back. Next I found you must change water daily till 4” and than every other day till 5”. Once this big they usually do good.
    ok they are at least 5 inch. so after how many water changes you should give up if nothing happens?
    and amount of water change?
    Last edited by Tinzo; 06-20-2022 at 10:18 AM.

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    Ok if 5” and getting abused it’s best to either give them there own tank or sell them to a local pet store. Do you have pics of them??

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    here was everything good. Checkerboard was back from qt and was happy again

    This is now and the filter is off. So it is a big imrovement because they are all out again. just checkerboard is hiding, Again. I always have problem with him.

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    I have to say WC helps. Im gonna do 30% tomorrow and every other day.

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    Nope. all back hiding again. Maybe get more? to 10?
    Last edited by Tinzo; 06-21-2022 at 01:55 PM.

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