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« on: July 26, 2012, 05:26:27 PM »

I'm worried about my ADFs.  I have five in a 10-gallon tank, which also has a betta and two otos.  I just found one on the floor, at least 10 feet away from the tank, and completely covered with dust, and a cat eyeing him curiously.  I was quite sure he was dead, but when I put him in the tank, he immediately recovered.  He now SEEMS fine, but he's probably not.  In fact, when I was holding him near the top to examine him, he jumped out again, and I had to get him off the floor and put him back in again.  I immediately did a water change.

They have all been hanging near the top for more than a week, and I get the feeling that something about the water is really bothering them.  I've tested it; I'm no novice.  The pH is about 7.2; ammonia 0; nitrite 0; nitrate<10.  I change half the water once a week.  For the life of me, I can't figure out what the problem is.  Is there any other water measurement that can really bother ADFs that I might be missing?  Or something else to check?

BTW the betta and otos seem completely fine.  I always figure that if otos are fine with water conditions, the water is ok.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 11:30:43 AM »

Did you recently change dechlorinator brands? ADF's are also sensitive to heavy metals, like copper. Any anti snail or algae additive could have this effect, or changes to your water supply. I had this issue when I changed from a dechlorinator that "detoxified heavy metals" to one that did not. There are people/professional chemists who have told me that dechlorinators cannot "detoxify heavy metals" and this could not have been the problem- but switching back to a product that "detoxifies heavy metals" resolved this for me.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 12:14:38 AM »

Temperature & your water supply having more chlorine in it than usual. It doesn't take a lot to make them act differently. Check them both just in case there is a problem with your thermometer/heater or water supply company.

Your thread is actually old now. How are they doing?

HTH - Good Luck
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