05-21-2013, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by fish monger
In using the fish profiles to make a comparison, the low end of the Molly PH range would be in the upper 25% of the other fish's PH range. As has been mentioned on the site in the past, it is best to avoid extremes when combining fish that have overlapping requirements for them all to be at their best. In this instance, I'm really not sure how severe the differences are insofar as the actual health of all the fish is concerned. Just pointing out the differences I saw.
My PH runs about 8.2-8.4 . I use to be really concerned about that when I started up the aquarium a year and a half ago but found out a lot of fish can adjust to it as long as its stable. I also try to get fish that can tolerate wide ranges of PH to make it easier. Most of the fish in the tank have been in there for over a year. Weird thing is I had a horrible time keeping platies alive in my tank. They never lasted more than 4 months so I eventually stopped getting them. My water conditions seemed perfect for them so I chalked it up as something else.