Fish stress and breeding

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    Hi Everyone. Please may I have some advice around fish stress and fish breeding. I will elaborate further by what I have experienced recently and welcome suggestions / advice on how to overcome this challenge I recently experienced. I currently have a 920lt community tank with twelve red spotted deacons (severums) , common pleco and a ghost knife. Two of the severums have paired off and have layed eggs previously , which was eaten by day two by the parents. I then decided to move the pair to there own breeder tank , a four foot tank in my patio. After moving the pair , I could see they were highly stressed , always hiding , not eating , breathing heavy , and even losing some of there color.
    I kept the tank dark by covering it but they were really battling with stress. My water was similar in both tanks as the only conditioner I add is Prime and temperature was also similar. Three days after moving them and the pair not adjusting well at all , I have decided to move the pair back to the 920lt community tank where thy are thriving again and full of life. What am I doing wrong :confused::oops:
     
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    Moving them stresses them out. They take some time to get settled in a new tank and they if they feel comfortable enough then they will breed. I've had the same with my angel fish. It took them a month to get settled and they they started breeding.
     
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    @Kiaan26 How long did they take to get settled in the new tank ? and is there anything I can do to help them settle in and reduce the stress ?
     
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    Took them a week to settle. The tank had alot of visual blocks, planted tank, so that might have helped. I've notice bigger fish take longer to settled in a new tank as well. Were they eating in the other tank?
     
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    They eat really well in the community tank but were not eating in the for three days straight in the breeding tank ....hence I was really worried and moved them back to the community tank.
     
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    Had the same issue when moving arowanas and oscars. They wouldn't eat for a week but after a week they went back to eating. Had an arowana that didn't eat for 3 weeks before they took food again. If your fish are healthy they can go without food for a week and half without issues.
     

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