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post #11 of 15 Old 11-03-2011, 08:07 PM
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I'm a he lol :D
I'm sure Mina won't hold that against you.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-03-2011, 08:15 PM
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Doesn't the Brilliant Rasbora need a pH of 6-6.5? If that's the case, either they or the livebearers are going to be compromised, no matter what her parameters, yeah?

Edit: when I double checked my info, I find some sites that list a broader acceptable pH for these kids. So maybe it'll be okay. But I think their natural habitat is 6-6.5.
I've taken a closer look too, and when it comes time to add this species to our profiles I will probably suggest a fairly acidic pH. The natural waters are mainly peat swamps with near-zero hardness (this is significant) and pH 3-4. Though it is also found in clear waters. I would have to go into this more thoroughly, as I always do for the profiles. But at this point since there are molly in the tank and they would never last in such water, I would tend to agree that this is not a good match.

This whole issue of fish being adaptable bothers me. But that's another whole topic.

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Soo it wouldnt work?? Ill try to get my water tested tomorrow.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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I'm sure Mina won't hold that against you.
lol w/ Byron

And Jayy, I have no idea why I typed that, I apologize. But you can call me a "he" for a while if it will even our score.

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-03-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Lol Mina.

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