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Old 08-03-2016, 02:02 AM
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Default Why mobas go lethargic sometimes like this?

In the 'beginning' of this video on YouTube.... if you see, the mobas looks very inactive, though they look healthy.
Why sometimes the mobas go lethargic like this?


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Old 08-03-2016, 06:36 AM
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I don't think they look lethargic at all. They are kind of lazy fish as a general rule to begin with. Even when looking for food, they will usually wait until small fish stop swimming to relax and then gulp them up instead of chasing. They look perfectly healthy and normal to me. Actually, they are a beautiful group
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:21 PM
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I don't think they look lethargic at all. They are kind of lazy fish as a general rule to begin with. Even when looking for food, they will usually wait until small fish stop swimming to relax and then gulp them up instead of chasing. They look perfectly healthy and normal to me. Actually, they are a beautiful group
I was expecting that Steakbelly....
Check this video....


This is my group of 8 females presently with the importer and waiting to be in my tank by 8th.
Can you see them gulping?
Why that difference?

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It looks like they were being fed
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It looks like they were being fed
Sorry my bad. I dint comprehend when you said..... They are slow when they find food too.
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It's just their nature. They're simply not a fish that does little else than chase around the tank all day, like some African cichlids. They're more varied in their moods and during the course of a day they may have periods of swimming lazily around, chasing and fussing, hanging motionless as if meditating, occasionally hanging together at one end of the tank, busy sand sifting for food, etc.

How much of this varied behavior you'll actually see can depend on how much you're around the tank-- with someone who just comes in the room occasionally all they may see is them laying low when they're in the room-- also features of the tank itself, individual differences between groups, water conditions, etc. can affect their moods and behavior

The moods of an individual fish, like the alpha, can also vary-- sometimes tolerating or seeming to enjoy the other group members nearby, sometimes preferring to be alone and chasing off any that get near him, sometimes getting grouchy and asserting his dominance, sometimes regally cruising around like a king surveying his kingdom. And again, this can depend on the individual fish.
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