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Tylototriton verrucosus changed behavior lately

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Hi,
I have a maybe very trivial or unnecessary question:
I'm keeping a group of 1 year old tylos in a well established 200l tank and had no issues so far. For the most part of the last year, all 4 were very active, always begging for food and really really good eaters. However, in the last 2-3 months their behavior changed pretty drastically. They aren't as active and eat a lot less, sometimes nothing at all. I went from feeding them every 2-3 days to now only once a week. They also sit in dry places more often than they used to.
Is that a normal behavior for those animals during the winter (temperatures went down from ~24C to ~17C)? I know that they are supposed to be a little less active but I never experienced such a massive change before.
I'm pretty sure I'm overreacting, it would just be great to get someone elses opinion on that...

Thanks in advance!



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Mine are less active and hungry when it's cold.



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