at my house, our tap water (from our well) has a PH of 10, a GH of 0 and a KH of 240. I know... it's very strange, anyways lots of my fish who needed a MUCH lower PH where suffering... getting sick a bunch, and I really didn't have time to keep on curing them or lower the PH.
Anyways, I am selling 4 of my tanks and upgrading to a 100+ gallon tank!!!
I was thinking of getting some African Cichlids because they can tolerate my extremely high ph. I can probably get the PH to a 9 if needed, and I can raise the GH.
But, I was wondering what kind of cichlids to get.
Now, I really like lightly stocked tanks, so I was thinking up to 5-6 fish max.
I also wanted a plecostomus to clean my glass, but I'm not really sure if they will be ok with the high PH. Tips? If a pleco won't work then I might get some "mystery snails" Here is what they are... Mystery Snail - Tropical - Fish - PetSmart
I was thinking about maybe getting a jack dempsy? But I know nothing about cichlids, and I don't know what it would get along with. I also like oscars, but I don't think that it could go with other fish in that small of a tank (water pollution?)
I was also thinking of getting a few of the same species, so anything that gets along with it's own kind.
Peaceful species would be the best, but if they need hiding places, then that may not work because the tank set up I'm envisioning won't have that many hiding places. I was thinking of white-ish substrate and then lots of more gray/white rock formations.
Anyways, Tips would be very much appreciated!