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1 of my yellow labs slow to eat and grow..???

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I recently bought 5 yellow lab juv's... similar size....
now after 3 weeks it is obvious that one of them is staying by itself, hiding away, slow to eat, and is growing a lot slower then the others...... it has also lost nearly all the black on its fin..., ??
there is no sign of over aggression from the others, and there is no sign of disease... please help...


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Is it big enough to be holding?
Then I'd say aggression or disease. What size tank and are there any other tankmates?
Are you planning to add fish? More fish might make him feel safer. Is the tank half full of rock piles so he has lots of hiding places?

If he has no nipped or ripped fins, no one is chasing him, and he is not sick. about all you can do is add hiding places and/or add fish.

If his belly is not concave (indicating he is NOT getting enough to eat), then maybe he is just more timid than his tankmates and destined to be healthy but smaller for his lifetime.
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