Stress in tank

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Stress in tank

Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:26 pm

I got my beardie about 2 weeks ago and I made some changes too the cold side of the tank, apparently she really likes the new additions because she only hangs out over there now, I moved her lamp over to that side and she seemed very stressed when I came home, so I moved it back to the original side and she still seems pretty stressed. whenever I get her out she seems fine, but she wants to sleep. She finds a dark spot in my room and passes out does anyone have answers I’ve never owned a beardie before and could use all the help I can get.
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Re: Stress in tank

Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:00 pm

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    Picture of her tank. Please help me!!
    Basking side is the side with hammock and wood rock
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:29 pm

    Please get temps w/ a digital probe thermometer --- how old is the dragon? You need a long tube fixture for a UVB --- a Zoo Med-- Sunblaster or Arcadia fixture w/ a Reptisun 10.0 T5 bulb for a 40 + gallon tank -- if your dragon is a baby temps 105-110 if its a juvie / adult 95-100--- cool side of the tank 80's --- the dragon will go thru relocation stress and eating may be off but it should not quit eating all together --
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:43 pm

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    Pictures of her temps on each side of the tank.
    I was told she is a year old I have a UBV light for her I will post a picture of that too I was told it’s the right size for a 40 gal tank
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:45 pm

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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:49 pm

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    I find her asleep in a dark spot and pick her up and put her in this blanket and she sleeps
    (She’s not asleep in her tank when I first get home from work just laying there looking very stressed)
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:24 pm

    Post pics of her stress marks-- is the UVB a T 8 or T 5? Look on the bulb itself it will tell you
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:27 pm

    Its a T5
    Now that she is sleeping her stress marks are almost completely gone they are on her stomach, also her beard gets a bit black, not completely just kinda on the sides but she doesn’t puff it out
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:32 pm

    Ok I see you have a wide hole screen that T 5 distance should be 8-10 inches directly above the basking decor- how far is it now and do you have a piece of decor directly under it?
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:38 pm

    Her Basking log is about 12 inches away from the light, The new rock, that I mentioned earlier on the cool side is about 6 inches away. That is where she has been preferring to hangout instead of her Bask
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:54 pm

    Something is off-- the 6" is too close for a T 5-- the 12" is too far away -- are you using any off white yellowish basking bulbs? Do you have the probe on the hammock where she would sit to bask?
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    Re: Stress in tank

    Postby Iannath44 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:57 pm

    She bask on the log, not the hammock the hammock is another option but she usually bask on her log pictured above,I’m not using off white they look fluorescent almost
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