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hey byron, was browsing the TFK fish profiles, and thought rams were really cool. They were also pretty small. Do you think I could put them in my tank? It said it was difficult though, and I'm a newbie..
29 gallon freshwater tank - b/n catfish, neon tetras, and 4 gouramis
60 gallon Lake Malawi tank - under construction
Originally Posted by krish View Post
Before suggesting other fish, I would want to pin down your water parameters more. A pH around 7 suggests it could go lower depending upon the hardness, and hard water fish would find this difficult (livebearers for example, since platy are mentioned). What is the GH (general hardness) and KH (Alkalinity or bicarbonate hardness) of your tap water? You can find this out from your water supply people. The pH is tied to hardness.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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