How To Detect Stress

SSJ

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How do you guys figure out the fish is in stress?? What symptoms to look for?
In my particular case its guppies and neon tetras..i look for color mostly
 

aussieJJDude

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Unusual behaviours can also indicate stress, such as loss of activity or even increased activity - like pacing.
 

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My tetras totally lost color during the stress of moving from my LFS to the tank. They looked silver/gray until they were acclimated and released into the tank. When they were comfortable, they colored up to bright, vibrant colors
 

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For me, I've just gotten to know my fishes' personalities and can detect subtle changes. Most of the time, as others have stated, it's a loss of color, timid behavior, hiding, sometimes they'll get spooked easily, and a loss of appetite. Those are usually the biggest red flags.
 

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You wont have to worry about detecting stress as long as your parameters are good and the species youre keeping are compatible.
 
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