AFT Hydration question


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I just got an 4 year old AFT. He seems to have been really well cared for and there are no health issues. We got his entire tank setup with him.

He also likes to drink water direct from the spray bottle? Has anyone else seen this? Our other AFT likes to drink the droplets from plants which seems to be fairly common, but Baku will stick his face out of his hide when we spray, open up his mouth and catch the water.

This action is adorable, but the only thing I am worried about is that he is not drinking water from his water dish and may become dehydrated. Am I just being paranoid? Would it possibly be be better to get him a drip water thingy?


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I have had fat tails that loved to drink when they were being misted. I'm sure he knows where the water bowl is as well. I don't think you have to worry.