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Old 01-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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One time before i went to bed, i looked into my tank and saw my tiger barb kinda just floating around with his nose pointed toward the gravel. at first i thought he was dead, but i walked up to the tank and he spooked and swam around again. i noticed that he does this every night, it must just be his sleeping ritual, all my friends make fun of it, but i think it's kind of cool.
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Heh, these stories remind me of a platy I had once who used to bounce off the gravel when she was sleeping. She'd get carried by the slow filter current, and if she was asleep sometimes she'd just hit bottom and bounce up again. It was pretty funny to watch, but really disturbed me the first time I saw it!
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:11 PM   #13
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Anytime you see something like this (that you don't know the problem), its always a smart thing to do a large PWC (same temp, conditions, dechlor). That way you can eliminate any damaging chemicals, or lessen the amount of pathogens in the water right from the start.

Sounds in this case like they were just waking up, but without a test kit I would do a 50% PWC or more (easier the smaller the tank).
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