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Old 10-09-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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Why is it that cichlids need a higher PH level? Can they still live with a lower PH level?

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Old 10-09-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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If you are referring to ARLC, their natural habitat is replete with massive amounts of compounds creating almost a liquid rock environment. These fish do much better in higher ph's than their American cousins.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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Bill hit the nail right on the head.
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:23 PM   #4
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Bill hit the nail right on the head.
i'll 2nd that. and say thats it's the best and simplest explanation i've ever seen.
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ive seen cichlids come from tanks with 7.0 ph

once i eased them onto a higher ph they sprung to life, both in thier movement and thier colours.
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