New rams hiding in corner?

Adavachi

I bought a pair of German Blue Rams from my LFS and I'm not sure if I should be worried about them. I have them in a quarantine tank currently that's fully cycled and at ~80 degrees. The tank is 10 gallons and has a few pieces of decor for them to hide around, but I've noticed that they don't seem to hide in a corner behind a piece of decor a lot. Is this worrisome behavior? I fed them for the first time today and they at a good bit of frozen brine shrimp, so I fed them again about 6 hours later and they ate again just fine, but they went back to the corner after. Any thoughts?
 

MoshJosh

How long have they been in the tank? Where is the tank, is it on the floor? What’s the lighting like?
 
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Adavachi

How long have they been in the tank? Where is the tank, is it on the floor? What’s the lighting like?
The tank is on the floor, they've been in the tank for a little over a day and I have a finnex 24/7 on the tank for now.
 
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MoshJosh

I would say them hiding isn’t that surprising considering it’s their first day in the tank.

That said, you could turn out the light for a bit. Often times when I get a new fish I’ll leave the light off for the first day to help reduce stress.

also, from what I’ve read, and from some of my experiences, fish tend to be a little more skittish when their tank is very low/on the ground. I’ve had some fish that got used to it, but I had a pair of discus that never really liked it.

but again, their behavior isn’t unusual for the first day in the tank, and I would say the meeting is a pretty good sign.
 
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Cale24

I wouldn't leave lights on 24/7 for any fish (they sleep too).
Here is an overview on rams:
If possible, keep water at 82F.
 
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MoshJosh

I should clarify, I meant keep the lights off during the day as well as the night. Yes, do not leave your lights on 24/7 ha ha
 
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jmaldo

Hiding is to be expected with new acquisitions. Depends on the fish. I had a pair which would dart to an area behind some plants everytime I approached the tank. It was 2 weeks until they finally realized it was safe and I was the food guy. Now they come to "Greet" me actually just begging for food.

Patience and Good Luck!
 
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Adavachi

I should clarify, I meant keep the lights off during the day as well as the night. Yes, do not leave your lights on 24/7 ha ha
I wouldn't leave lights on 24/7 for any fish (they sleep too).
Here is an overview on rams:
If possible, keep water at 82F.
No, the name of the light is the finnex 24/7 it has a automatic cycle and you can customize the cycle. My lights are off from 9pm-7am. I'm excited to see them once they get comfortable with me, just worried that once I put them in my main tank they'll get too stressed out with the other fish around. Shouldn't be an issue though because all the fish I have are peaceful fish. Thanks for the reassurances!
 
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jake37

I wouldn't worry as long as they enjoy eating...
 
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ProudPapa

I haven't kept them, but everything I've seen and read says they'll do better with the temperature around 84°.
 
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