Originally Posted by dramaqueen
I wouldn't use chemicals to adjust the ph. Fluctuating ph is very bad for fish.
Yeah, if there are future problems (aside from being a picky eater!), I'll consider my alkaline water as a possible cause, but he seems very happy and active in his new home so far. I feel like it would be more detrimental to start fiddling with it at this early stage.
Thank you for all the responses and suggestions! I'll keep you posted and maybe get some pictures up at some point. :)