I did a search of the site for raising of pH levels. I could not find any, but then I may not have been using the right search string,
Anyways, I need to know how to raise my pH by at least .5. The reason for this is because I have a female N. Livingstoni. My current pH for all my tanks is between 7.2 and 7.5, I got myself a beautiful mail today and was told that the optimum pH for these fish is 9, 8O , I have done some further research after getting home and all the books and websites say, on average about 8, but between 7.5 and 8.5.
My question is moving the fish from pH 9 to pH 7.5 damaging to the poor guy? I have noticed since putting him in the tank that his swimming is not as fluid, he seems a bit off balance. Before i introduced him I did put some of the tank water into his bag to try and get him used to the sudden drop of pH. Raising the pH of my tank will not be detremental to my other fish as they are all cichlids, mainly American, but I do have two africans.
Here is the guy:
Many thanks all.