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post #11 of 12 Old 03-24-2012, 06:38 PM
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With a ph that low you won't be able to keep livebears such as platies mollies swordtails, etc. They need much harder water and won't last in soft such as yours. Also water kind of snails are you considering keeping?

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)

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post #12 of 12 Old 03-25-2012, 02:58 PM
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Check the pearl gourami profile, it lists some possible tankmates (and some to absolutely avoid). I agree, no livebearers. There are many characins (tetra group) and cyprinids (rasbora esp) that fit.

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