Unhappy torch

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  1. Tim S

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    Hi all, I have an unhappy torch as it does not extend nearly as much as it shoud when looking at other specimens. I have placed it in all positions of the tank but cannot find his happy spot. It appears it prefers a low to medium flow area and rather deeper than closer to the light. My frogspawn and hammers are all doing very well and growing nicely but not Mr torch, what gives?
    Anyone got some ips on care and placement please.
     
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    Maybe consider these "extra requirements" ...(although not really needed-additional food that is) and how far is it placed from the others...? Might be a "chemical warefare" going on...?
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    I have noticed with mine that it does better when it is not getting direct flow. I would run some carbon,what are your water parameters like? How often have you moved the torch? When you move it,it will take some time to adapt to the new spot,(flow,light)before thriving.
     
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    If there is direct flow over the torch, try moving it where there is much less flow. This worked for me when my torch was sulking. Now it opens up beautifully.Hope this helps!!!
    Cheers
    M
     
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