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Thread: base pH for killies?
11-06-2010, 02:31 PM #1
base pH for killies?
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, 05:31 AM #2Member CoryCat
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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.
11-08-2010, 11:40 PM #3
Here is a link to Dave66's killie primer. Anything ypou need to know can be found there.
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