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ClownLoaches in Rift Lake Tank

Posted By: BumbleFish <pyro@SPAMbway.net>
Date: Saturday, 23 October 1999, at 2:26 p.m.

I posted awhile ago regarding clowns with Cichlids. The problem I was having before was regarding feeding, I have found a discipline that now feeds everyone. My questions now, however, is that the water needs of the two species is rather different. My cichlids prefer pH 8 and Hardness of 10 dKH. Clowns prefer pH 6.5 or so and soft water. Is this an iron clad recommendation?

The reason I am asking, is that I am considering returning them to the LFS. Should I? I like the clowns a lot and they are more-or-less getting along with my Malwi cichlids. I want them to be happy. Are my water parameters stressing them too much?

Please advise...


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