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Re: [Killietalk] Lamprichthys
I believe the pH is not high enough. Tankanyika is supersaturated solution
of Calcium compounds to the point where they continually precipitate out along
the shore. As such, these fish need tremendous amounts of calcium, which is a
vital element in nervous system development and operation. When I was
breeding these fish, as well as Tanganyikan cichlids, I kept the pH around 9 and
used more of the Seachem Tanganyika buffer than was recommended on the bottle.
Using that technique I raised lots of lamprichthys and other Tangannikan fish
like Altolamprologus calvus.
In a message dated 11/23/2003 11:06:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
LeeH920226 at aol_com writes:
<< 1) Is a pH of 7.8 - 8.2 high enough?
2) How do I monitor the magnesium, sodium and potassium levels (and
3) Should I start with RO water rather than tap water?
4) Is something missing from their diet?
5) What is the specific ingredient (lack or presence) that causes this
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