Change in behavior

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For the past two days, my axie has been acting differently. She's swimming around much more and floating. I'm pretty sure she's floating for fun because she is able to rest on the ground. She does come up a lot and tends to bite at the water causing air bubbles which could be the reason for floating (Only does that when someone is near her tub). She also hasn't pooped in about two days as well so it could be constipation ?. Usually after feeding she doesn't do much swimming, she kinda just stays on her belly. But now even after feeding she's swimming around a lot more than usual. She barely rests on the ground like she use to.

I do one 100% water change every day (adding prime).
I make sure to acclimate her before adding her into the new water. (The newer water is usually a little warmer, around 68 degrees)

The only thing that has changed is her diet. Some days I feed her bloodworms and other days I feed her red wrigglers.
She's 4 months old.
 

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For the past two days, my axie has been acting differently. She's swimming around much more and floating. I'm pretty sure she's floating for fun because she is able to rest on the ground. She does come up a lot and tends to bite at the water causing air bubbles which could be the reason for floating (Only does that when someone is near her tub). She also hasn't pooped in about two days as well so it could be constipation ?. Usually after feeding she doesn't do much swimming, she kinda just stays on her belly. But now even after feeding she's swimming around a lot more than usual. She barely rests on the ground like she use to.

I do one 100% water change every day (adding prime).
I make sure to acclimate her before adding her into the new water. (The newer water is usually a little warmer, around 68 degrees)

The only thing that has changed is her diet. Some days I feed her bloodworms and other days I feed her red wrigglers.
She's 4 months old.
she’s probably just growing up :)
probably nothing to really worry about, keep monitoring her bowel movements tho
 

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she’s probably just growing up :)
probably nothing to really worry about, keep monitoring her bowel movements tho
Yea I was thinking that might be the case. She being a lot more interactive than she was before :) Thank you!
 
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