Hubby cycled the tank for over 48 hours to make sure it was at the right temp, he put conditioner in the water and tested the pH levels....all are fine and ready to go.
that tells you right there that he cycled it for 48 hours and that he did check the temp and the pH levels...everything was fine. the 25 gal tank was set at about 78 degrees and the 20 gal was about 76 degrees and occasionally at 78 degrees.
no the fish were not sluggish...they were eating fine, swimming and breathing fine, chasing each other like they always do, etc. nothing was out of the ordinary.
do have to say that the surviving fish did pass yesterday around 6pm