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Herky 07-13-2009 11:11 PM

Is blackwater ok for gouramis?
 
I have a couple gouramis in with my angelfish, and will be moving them to a new 55 gal soon, and I am planning on doing a blackwater setup. Will the gouramis be ok in the new water or should I be finding them a new home?

mwalk90 07-14-2009 02:21 AM

Why kind of gouramis are they? I've seen a lot of blackwater setups with chocolate gouramis if that helps.

Herky 07-14-2009 06:57 PM

they are dwarf blues.

Lupin 07-14-2009 07:00 PM

Almost all gouramis came from blackwaters. Not an issue to keep dwarf gouramis in blackwater setups.

Nuttawet 08-18-2009 01:51 PM

What is blackwater?

aunt kymmie 08-18-2009 02:03 PM

"Blackwater is made by tannins, the substance that is released by driftwood, leaves, peat moss, and a variety of other natural substances."

The water is actually tea-stained looking, and not black.

Nuttawet 08-18-2009 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 229327)
"Blackwater is made by tannins, the substance that is released by driftwood, leaves, peat moss, and a variety of other natural substances."

The water is actually tea-stained looking, and not black.

Also from Indian Almond Leaf?

aunt kymmie 08-18-2009 09:48 PM

Exactly. :-)

catfishtabbi 08-20-2009 12:43 PM

Post is dated : however, what ph are you shooting for ?
Dwarfs can do well in 6.5-7.5 but you need to be careful with BWE, for your ph can take a sharp dip without a good buffering / stabalizer. Too low fo a ph can destroy your biological system.




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nomel 08-20-2009 12:56 PM

...blackwater tank...interesting...I know I'd constantly be getting "wow...you're tank is filthy", and "ohh...poor fish" type comments from guests if I tried that.


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