07-02-2013, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by GwenInNM
Hmmm, that's good to know. I'm thinking of a pair of the small chiclids, but was worried about algae, knowing that the algae eaters wouldn't do well in ph of 8.0+. Still can't decide what to put in the 10 gallon I've set up. I guess even if my water at work is 8.0ph, most Amazon/S.A. fish can still do okay?
Wild caught fish will certainly have difficulties, but the GH is just as crucial if not moreso and I don't know what that is. Tank-raised fish can vary, but again the GH factors into this. Pristella Tetra would have no issue, but neons and cardinals would not last long-term. Our profiles for these fish explain why.