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Old 09-28-2012, 06:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by HN1

Tropheus are from Lake Tanganyika which has some of the hardest freshwater on the planet. Even higher than the other rift lakes. The other fish you listed are from rivers which have softer water (lower TDS, pH, gh, kh). There are many African riverine (from rivers vs lakes) and SA fish that would work. You can mix just about anything for the short term, but to be successful (IMO) you need to plan for the long term. I hate to say it, but your LFS guy doesn't sound like one to be trusted.
Thanks, so when I google fish I look for the origin and that's how I work out if its a lake or river one? I kinda figured that about the LFS, I've had issues in the past which led to my last community being decimated due to lousy advice, hence why I joined here.

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