Water parameters - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-28-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Discusgirl18's Avatar
Water parameters

I am wanting to know what the best water parameters are for Mollies, guppies, Rasboras, and dwarf grauimes? Thank you

Got new 56 collum tank 12/26/2008

Last edited by Discusgirl18; 01-28-2009 at 01:56 PM.
Discusgirl18 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 01-31-2009, 10:58 PM
iamntbatman's Avatar
All of them would do well at a temperature of about 78*F. The rasboras and dwarf gouramis would prefer soft water with a pH of slightly acidic to neutral. The mollies and guppies prefer more alkaline, harder water. However, the livebearers are very hardy fish that can adapt easily so if you're looking to put all of these fish in a community, I would try to keep the pH at around neutral and have the water be a little on the soft side.

However, unless your pH or hardness are on the extreme side of things, it's usually best to just leave them be rather than try to adjust them, as doing so can lead to pH crashes. Most fish can adapt to a fairly broad range of water parameters.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 02-01-2009, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Discusgirl18's Avatar
Mine are 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites, 0 hardness, alkalinity 100 to 120, ph 7.6 and 0 ammonia.

Got new 56 collum tank 12/26/2008
Discusgirl18 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Parameters Keith Hotchkiss Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 1 09-08-2008 11:23 AM
Water Parameters Okay? LHughes77 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 05-04-2008 10:16 AM
Water parameters Mirta Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 05-08-2007 12:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome