Tiger Salamander hiding underground for days on end, still wondering 7/6/20

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Hi all, I've had my Tiger Salamander in a 20 gallon long bioactive planted tank for over a year now. He's always done really well, burrowing underground most of the day but coming out from a few different spots throughout the day to beg for food. There usually is never a day I don't see him.

Recently I moved halfway across the country, and he made the trip too. While his tanked was towed I kept him in a transport box with substrate so I could keep him from bouncing around and keep him temperature controlled. He only had to be outside of the tank for two days, I could tell he didn't like it, but he was doing fine. Once we moved him back in the tank I saw him for two days and fed him once, but that was a week and a half ago. Since then he has not come up from the substrate, and I haven't seen or heard anything from him. I really don't want to bug him as it's a new place, but in terms of tank temperature, water, lighting etc nothing has changed due to the move.

Should I dig him up to check on him, or give him more time to become comfortable down there? I'm really nervous and just seeing him would at least let me know he's ok.
 
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If it would make you feel better, go ahead. It will probably just burrow in again afterwards. Make sure that it's cool and moist enough.
 

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Hi all, I've had my Tiger Salamander in a 20 gallon long bioactive planted tank for over a year now. He's always done really well, burrowing underground most of the day but coming out from a few different spots throughout the day to beg for food. There usually is never a day I don't see him.

Recently I moved halfway across the country, and he made the trip too. While his tanked was towed I kept him in a transport box with substrate so I could keep him from bouncing around and keep him temperature controlled. He only had to be outside of the tank for two days, I could tell he didn't like it, but he was doing fine. Once we moved him back in the tank I saw him for two days and fed him once, but that was a week and a half ago. Since then he has not come up from the substrate, and I haven't seen or heard anything from him. I really don't want to bug him as it's a new place, but in terms of tank temperature, water, lighting etc nothing has changed due to the move.

Should I dig him up to check on him, or give him more time to become comfortable down there? I'm really nervous and just seeing him would at least let me know he's ok.
Mine did something simple lar when I moved, she didn’t eat for few days, but was back to normal after a week? Was your temporary home dry?
 

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Mine did something simple lar when I moved, she didn’t eat for few days, but was back to normal after a week? Was your temporary home dry?
His temporary home was only for 2 days, and I misted it twice both days to be extra cautious. Both my other salamanders reacted fine to the move, but I still haven't seen my Tiger since :(
 
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