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Mid August my family had to care for younger cousins for 2 weeks (Ages 8 & 5). No matter what they did or what i tried they were VERY loud and never stopped running, jumping, screaming, etc. Afterwards my 2 poor GBRs had gone stone gray! :frown2:

I thought it was just stress so I gave them a month to see if they to recover, which they did... somewhat.

Their color has come back but nowhere near the vibrancy they had before. They bolt whenever you go within 10 feet of the tank, unlike when they would come up to the glass and even follow me at times.

They do act normally when alone or when you don't move for a few minutes but any movement sends them packing.

If anyone knows why they are still in this state a month later or how to fix this please leave a comment. Im going to get more plants in hopes they feel more comfortable.

TANK DETAILS:
Size: 37 gallons
Tankmates: 8 Red Phantom Tetras, 2 Lava Snails, Innumerable Bladder Snails (GBRs ate quite a bit less at first allowing for a population explosion that im dealing with)
Plants: A Few
Temperature: 27c
PH: 7
Filtration: Top fin power filter 40, top fin internal filter 20.
 

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Thanks for the advice.

I'm going my local fish stores later this weekend to pick up more plants. I'll grab some aquarium safe rocks while I'm there.

About the treats, thats a great idea! I used to give them frozen brine shrimp (which they loved) but I ran out a while ago and completely forgot about that stuff.

Hopefully my GBRs will calm down once I add those rocks and a lot more plant cover. (And feed them something nice)
 
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