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
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
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.
Liters to Gallons conversion calculator
"Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
"your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1