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Is blackwater ok for gouramis?

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Is blackwater ok for gouramis?
Old 07-14-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
 
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Is blackwater ok for gouramis?

I have a couple gouramis in with my angelfish, and will be moving them to a new 55 gal soon, and I am planning on doing a blackwater setup. Will the gouramis be ok in the new water or should I be finding them a new home?
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:21 AM   #2
 
Why kind of gouramis are they? I've seen a lot of blackwater setups with chocolate gouramis if that helps.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
 
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they are dwarf blues.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
 
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Almost all gouramis came from blackwaters. Not an issue to keep dwarf gouramis in blackwater setups.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
 
What is blackwater?
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:03 PM   #6
 
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"Blackwater is made by tannins, the substance that is released by driftwood, leaves, peat moss, and a variety of other natural substances."

The water is actually tea-stained looking, and not black.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:22 PM   #7
 
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"Blackwater is made by tannins, the substance that is released by driftwood, leaves, peat moss, and a variety of other natural substances."

The water is actually tea-stained looking, and not black.
Also from Indian Almond Leaf?
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:48 PM   #8
 
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Exactly.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
 
Post is dated : however, what ph are you shooting for ?
Dwarfs can do well in 6.5-7.5 but you need to be careful with BWE, for your ph can take a sharp dip without a good buffering / stabalizer. Too low fo a ph can destroy your biological system.




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Old 08-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #10
 
...blackwater tank...interesting...I know I'd constantly be getting "wow...you're tank is filthy", and "ohh...poor fish" type comments from guests if I tried that.
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