Nutty Panda Cory Behaviour

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I have 9 panda cory juveniles I just moved from a 10 gallon qt to a 29 gallon tank.

They are way more active in this tank and I’d seen them do the hairpin turn at the surface in the 10 gallon but they are all over the 29. Is it common for them to swim at all levels and race all over from side to side or is something wrong?

Edited to add: parameters are 0 0 5, temp 75
 

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They can get it into their heads that they want to scramble all over the place for a bit before they mellow out and just hang together in a corner. I find it remarkably similar to how Doxies and Doxie mixes suddenly feel like doing laps around the house or even on a sofa
 

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CraniumRex said:
I have 9 panda cory juveniles I just moved from a 10 gallon qt to a 29 gallon tank.

They are way more active in this tank and I’d seen them do the hairpin turn at the surface in the 10 gallon but they are all over the 29. Is it common for them to swim at all levels and race all over from side to side or is something wrong?

Edited to add: parameters are 0 0 5, temp 75
are they "glass surfing" back and forth along the front? they're just getting used to their new digs. do you have nice substrate for them to dig in? if so i bet they'll settle in soon enough. our sterbai did the same. and still do sometimes...especially after feeding time.
 
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Not a lot of glass surfing - some - but this is just as endlercollector has described it — mad scrambling. I was hoping it was shaking their wiggles out before bed but didn’t want to misinterpret it!

They have a lovely soft dark sand. So far they still do that “everybody freeze!” thing they did when I first got them when I come into the room, (making me panic that they were all dead!) but I spy on them with an infrared camera I had as a baby monitor (still is, I guess, just different babies!)
 

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CraniumRex said:
Not a lot of glass surfing - some - but this is just as endlercollector has described it — mad scrambling. I was hoping it was shaking their wiggles out before bed but didn’t want to misinterpret it!

They have a lovely soft dark sand. So far they still do that “everybody freeze!” thing they did when I first got them when I come into the room, (making me panic that they were all dead!) but I spy on them with an infrared camera I had as a baby monitor (still is, I guess, just different babies!)
we've seen that too - when we first put them into the QT they did it for 2 weeks straight. up and down the sides and back and forth never really resting on the bottom. now in their home tank they are being "normal". it helped having a big tank, fine sand substrate, and a bigger school. that settled them all down. now they're spawning!!!
 

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They're just adapting.
 
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