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you ever wake up one morning and ur fish are completly lazy looks like they were up all nite and got hang over whats ...
you ever wake up one morning and ur fish are completly lazy looks like they were up all nite and got hang over whats up with that i turn the light on go to feed them and they swim up look at the foood and just swim back away to the cave 8)i usually feed them at 12 today i decided to at 8 lol
If you washed the lettuce off first, then that is not the problem.
How does the water test for ammonia and nitrites?
Had the light been on for a while, before feeding? It takes the fish some time to wake up.
the light was off all nite long turned it on they seemed lazy there speeding up now i put about 3 gallons water if cuz it was low and i put some aqua safe in a min ago but i think the jd is gonna crash he swimming kinda funny like hes normal looking kinda heavy breathing and twitching once in awhile
I would take some water to the store to be tested, or better yet, buy an API freshwater testing kit. Your tank is heavily stocked, with fish that are known to produce lots of waste.
I would not use Aqua Safe as a substitute to water changes. I would test water daily and preform water changes to keep ammonia, nitrates, and nitrates at safe levels. In a cycled tank, without overstocking problems, ammonia and nitrites should always test zero.
It's hard to say for sure what problem you are seeing, but having the water tested will be a good start in finding a solution.