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After cycling my tank, I took my water sample to my pet store where I got Bowie on Sunday!
They told me that the water conditions are good for him.

I take him home and put him in my tank and feed him night crawlers. I fed him a whole crawler in bite size pieces and then another quarter of another one. He didn't hesitate to eat them.

Yesterday I came home from work and tried to feed him while I spot cleaned his tank. I found pieces of the worm that I fed yesterday in front of my filter... I'm pretty sure he threw them up. I came back after emptying the dirty water and he had a piece of worm in his mouth that I didn't feed him.

He is active and swimming all over in the tank. I'm worried that I did something wrong? Now he won't eat.

Could it be he is still acclimating to the new tank environment or that I overfed him?



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What kind substrate did the pet store keep him on? And what are your water parameters and temperature? Pet stores are notorious for getting their ''facts'' wrong.



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He was in a bare bottom tank. My tank is bare bottom as well. They didn't test the water the day I got him, instead it was the day before. Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate was 0. pH was 8.2. And the GH was 8 and KH was 12.

The temp before I left for work this morning was 64.

He's also 8 months old... I forgot to include that



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