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Old 10-06-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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Question What fish like alkaline water???

Hi, I am soon getting an 80 US Gallons fish tank, but i have almost no idea what fish i can put into it for a nice community tank.
My current fish tank has a pH of 7.8 Ammonia 0 Nitrites 0 Nitrates 2
Some ideas i thought of were: 1 Rainbow shark, 1 Bamboo Shrimp, 5 Rosy Barbs, BN Plecos, Elephant Nose, Synodontis Catfish,

I would love to have Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, but i am not sure if they woiuld be ok in my PH.
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Almost all FW species of inverts and fish can adjust to a pH of 7.8, so long as you acclimate properly. Cardinals tend to prefer lower pH, but I have kept them in pH that high with no problems. Fish are highly adaptable to different pH's (within reason) but they generally can't tolerate swings in pH. So long as it is stable, you will be fine.
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