07-31-2013, 05:42 AM
| || | Tetra and Water Ph
I've been considering adding a school of one of hardier species of tetra to my recently cycled aquarium, but am unsure whether my water is appropriate for tetra species.
My Ph is 7.7, which I know is generally considered too high for most tetra, however my water is fairly soft, with a Kh of 36ppm and Gh of 44ppm.
The species I am most interested in include Black Phantoms, Lemon Tetras, Emperor Tetras, Black Neons and Rosy Tetra.
Are they appropriate for my conditions and will they thrive?
I have read through the excellent species profiles and this site and several others, which tend to recommend a lower Ph, but I wonder whether it is really the hardness that is more important than the Ph?