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Cute Blood Parrot

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WOW everyone looks happy together. :thumbs: 

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On 9/12/2018 at 9:44 PM, koko said:

WOW everyone looks happy together. :thumbs: 

Yup. She does try to eat them every now and then but her mouth is too small to eat them. Mary had some extra stress spots. I had a crappy pH swing. Gosh I hate my tap water. Her tank is at 8 pH and of course the tap is near 9. I have to buffer more. Crappy tap water sucks. 

 

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How low does you ph go to? 

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I saw it drop below 7 to around 6.4 in a bit over 24 hours. If left alone and not buffered, it crashes QUICK. I cannot keep any sensitive species of fish. They would die instantly. It comes from the tap at nearly 8.8 or sometimes off the charts. 

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18 hours ago, mjfromga said:

I saw it drop below 7 to around 6.4 in a bit over 24 hours. If left alone and not buffered, it crashes QUICK. I cannot keep any sensitive species of fish. They would die instantly. It comes from the tap at nearly 8.8 or sometimes off the charts. 

Thats just crazy MJ. 

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Could you age your tap water and keep fish that prefer very soft water? I know some fish are found in nature as low as around 4.5-5ph

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Yup. My water sucks butt. Many species of fish cannot live in it at all. Goldfish do okay and Blood Parrots are pretty versatile. I think it isn't great for Betta fish though. I think it harms them. 

I have never seen it fall below 6. And I mean maybe I could, but IDK how and it sounds like a pain in the royal... Well you get it. 

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Yeah I was just thinking a stable low PH would probably be easier on the fish than a Swingin pH. I know one of my betta tanks right now, the black water tank. Is roughly 6 pH and doing great but it is stable.

Yup. My water sucks butt. Many species of fish cannot live in it at all. Goldfish do okay and Blood Parrots are pretty versatile. I think it isn't great for Betta fish though. I think it harms them. 
I have never seen it fall below 6. And I mean maybe I could, but IDK how and it sounds like a pain in the royal... Well you get it. 


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Bettas do better at 6 pH than 9 pH. That makes sense. I could maybe try it in a small tank, but this is not realistic for a larger tank. It doesn't swing if I buffer it but it's possible to forget or not add enough and then yeah... It can swing. 

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Water buffered and all is well. Mary's stress spots are gone and all 6 Barbies as well as Mary are happy. I removed the Bamboo plants. They're growing and I figured they would appreciate the extra room. 

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Here is everyone today. All 6 barbies and Mary are doing just fine. 

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Wow that isn't the right video! That's when the Barbies were in QT... OOPS! Silly me!!! 

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5 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

Looking Great

Lol... My bad. That was an older video. This was from yesterday. I copied the wrong link! 

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