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    So I have had my 5 diamond tetras for about 2 months now with no problems. They have always come to the front glass and been eager to eat. When it wasn't feeding time they would swim around freely.

    The last few days they have been completely different. When I turn on the light in the morning they are start darting around the bottom of the tank. Even when I just open the hood to feed them they do this and they barely eat anything. Today they just hid and let the pellets fall to the bottom.

    My paradise gourami is doing fine though and seems to be completely normal as well as the otos and shrimp. I tested the water last night and everything looked normal. The only thing I can think of now is they might be sick? I checked for any external abnormalities but couldn't find anything they look healthy. Perhaps some kind of tetra disease I'm not sure if they are susceptible to NTD or what the symptoms might be.

    Any questions or theories?
    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

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    Here is some info on NTD.
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    0 ammonia 0 nitrite and around 10 nitrate

    I know I have hard alkaline water with a pH of about 8.
    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

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    So the first signs of NTD is "restlessness" and my tetras do seem on edge whenever I come close or open the hood. They are still schooling though so I guess I'll just have to wait it out and at least try to get them to eat.
    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

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