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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?
Why kind of gouramis are they? I've seen a lot of blackwater setups with chocolate gouramis if that helps.
they are dwarf blues.
Almost all gouramis came from blackwaters. Not an issue to keep dwarf gouramis in blackwater setups.
What is blackwater?
"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.
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.
...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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