Hi I set up my 23 gallon fresh water community tank about 3 months ago. its near the window and gets natural sunlight all day and i put the light for roughly 4 hrs till i go to bed. i am using an flauvl 303 gravel filter.
I bought 3 tiger barbs and 2 sucking cat fish for my first batch and since have bought 2 silver dollars 2 mollyís and a male and female swordtail. They all live happily with each other. My silver dollars are even happy in such a small group. They arenít shy at all. And my barbs are happy playing with each other (not aggressive towards the other fish at all)
However over the past 3 months a have bought roughly 26 guppies (because I love the look of them and want to try breeding them) but I just canít seem to keep them alive. They never seem to last more than a week. Sometimes only lasting up to 24 hrs.
I have been reading a lot about them trying to find a reason. And I think it may be because I keep my tanks ph at neutral. Iím now worried Iím doing harm to my fish
( which I certainly donít want to do) if i keep my tank more alkaline for my guppies will this affect my other fish?
Thankyou to anyone who can help me.. if you need more information plz let me know.