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    Hi ,

    i thinking to buy Heckels. But i have doubts keeping them on high pH.

    i Have ph 7.

    What is consequences keeping them in long term on high Ph ?

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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    I have kept my Heckels with my domestic and the PH probably between 7-7.4, they are doing just fine but make sure aged your water and should be stable otherwise your PH will crash. I do 50%-80% water change daily and seems to be happy and eating well.

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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    Quote Originally Posted by Filip Zebec View Post
    Hi ,

    i thinking to buy Heckels. But i have doubts keeping them on high pH.

    i Have ph 7.

    What is consequences keeping them in long term on high Ph ?
    7 is neutral ph

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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    Well everything is relative Jack L for a fish that comes from an environment where the PH is around 4-4.5...7 is quite high yes on the PH scale 7 is neutral


    Filip Zebec: The question is do you want them to live or thrive. I've spent the last couple of months reading through the 10 pages of this section. One thing that does pop up is that they really seem to have better colors at a low PH. Plus we all know now that most Heckels breed at a very low PH... this tells us a lot. One variant doesn't and that's the *Rio Abacaxis. They come from waters of a higher ph.

    The answer to your question is yes they can live in a ph of 7... for many years... I've kept heckel 10 years ago in such water for a few years.

    My new batch will be kept in a PH of 4-4.5... why ? Because tgats the water they come from . I want to grow them out and try to have them breed when they mature. For that I need them to thrive.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    jawfish your answer is that i know, but i need confirmation. i will take 12 Wild Blue .

    thanks all

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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    i have wild greens at 7.6 no issues at all
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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    Heckels are different. I agree with Fred that a lower ph is best for the fish.
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    Default Re: Heckel on PH7

    Quote Originally Posted by jawfish View Post
    Well everything is relative Jack L for a fish that comes from an environment where the PH is around 4-4.5...7 is quite high yes on the PH scale 7 is neutral


    Filip Zebec: The question is do you want them to live or thrive. I've spent the last couple of months reading through the 10 pages of this section. One thing that does pop up is that they really seem to have better colors at a low PH. Plus we all know now that most Heckels breed at a very low PH... this tells us a lot. One variant doesn't and that's the *Rio Abacaxis. They come from waters of a higher ph.

    The answer to your question is yes they can live in a ph of 7... for many years... I've kept heckel 10 years ago in such water for a few years.

    My new batch will be kept in a PH of 4-4.5... why ? Because tgats the water they come from . I want to grow them out and try to have them breed when they mature. For that I need them to thrive.

    Cheers
    Fred
    yeah 4 to 7 big difference. i didn't realize they came from such a low pH

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