Reducing PH and Rummy-Nose Tetra debacle

wellthatdidntwork
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HI everyone! So I bought 5 rummy-nose 2 days ago tetras. My PH level is around 7.6. I currently have 2 of them losing color and almost going belly up. The other ones appear to be fine. Do you think this is caused by the PH? If so is there something I could add to my filter to slightly reduce it? 0 nitrites, 0 ammonia, 5 nitrate. Other fish in there are 5 panda tetras, 3 blood fin tetras and 4 orange shrimp
 
CindiL
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Hi, welcome to the forum

No, it wouldn't be from your PH, my rummy-nose are in PH of 7.9.

How did you acclimate them? Usually they lose color on the way home but once in your tank for a few hours to a day should get nice and bright again if they are feeling safe. They best in larger groups, so I would think about adding a few more. They feel safe with lots of decorations or plants also.
 
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wellthatdidntwork
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I acclimated them by adding a little water at a time of about 1 hour. They did lose a ton of color on the way home but got it back almost immediately after in the tank. I do have a planted tank with couple species of Val, water sprite, anubias and a couple nice pieces of milasian drifwood that has plenty of hiding places. The 2 looking sick ones will still school with the others so I don't think it would be stress
 
CindiL
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Sometimes new fish just don't make it but another day or two will tell and their colors should really start brightening up.
 
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wellthatdidntwork
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That's for the help. I was really concerned about the PH. I'll keep an eye on them the next couple days
 
NotEnoughTanks
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Don't mess with ph if u don't have to. I had a tank with a betta in it and it died because of ph
 
Mom2some
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What size is the tank?
 
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