Q: I just started a 10 gallon community tank with 2 Black skirt tetras and 3 black neons, I have it at about 75-76 degrees. It also has a flourescent light. When the light is off, they swin around happy as "clams", but when its on they migrate to the bottom or corners and are fairly still, they also dont seem to feed actively. I just got them yesterday and understand there is probably an adjustment period but what about the light? Any advice?
I think you answered your own question. Like us when we're placed in an unfamiliar environment we tend to be "shy" until we get use to our new "home". They are more active when the lights are off because the subdued lighting gives them a sense of security. Give your fish the time needed and they will be swimming like they always lived there.
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