I have been fish keeping for about 3 years, first starting with a single betta fish named charlie, that died after two years of being kept in a 3 gallon glass vase.
About a year ago, I started getting more seriously into the hobby, and got a little 10 gallon that crashed and burned fast.
Right now I am keeping lots of betta and gourami, though this isn't working out.
The well water at my house has a PH of 10 and a KH of 240. This is a HUGE problem, not only for my fish, but also for some of my plants too.
My fish get sick all of the time, and my plants are dying and getting algae all over them and I must say, having to go to school and having to deal with all of this is really stressful.
I am re-doing 3 of my tanks (maybe) and adding fish that can stand my high ph.
At the moment I have:
26 gallon bowfront tank with ~~30 gallon filter
20 gallon (maybe 25?) with a 20-25 gallon filter
55 gallon planted tank with 70 gallon fluval canister filter with layered substrate: sand, planting substrate, pea gravel
I might sell one of my 20ish gallons because I have 6 running tanks right now and it is a huge hassle taking care of them.
Ok now to the fishy part.
I am looking for high ph tolerant fish--probably cichlids that will be comfortable in my smaller tanks.
I was also maybe thinking of selling everything except one 3 gallon betta tank and maybe getting a very large tank.
maybe 100 gallons or so and just doing a pea gravel substrate with large rocks and nice aeration and then getting some bigger fish.
Any advice? nice high ph fish? any nice community fish too?
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