View Full Version : base pH for killies?

11-06-2010, 02:31 PM
hey guys, i recently added Neolamprologus multifasciatus (many-banded shell dweller) to my blue gularis tank (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti) and the shell dwellers are from Lake Tanganyika so i want an alkaline pH around 7.5 or higher. I've been looking for the pH of west Cameroon's lowlands on the coast and could not find anything. So would a 7.5 or higher be good for my killies? I'm also in the process of breeding them so i don't want to tamper too much with their water. Thanks!

11-08-2010, 06:31 AM
not sure, killie species tend to live in extreme environments but if they come from opposite ends of the extreme then they cant really be mixed. a nuetral 7.3-7.5 ph can work for the vast majority of fish. But i think lowland fish and especially fish near costal zones do well with higher ph water.

11-09-2010, 12:40 AM
Here is a link to Dave66's killie primer. Anything ypou need to know can be found there.