Gordon C. Snelling wrote:It has been many years since I have kept this species, something like 30 I think. From my memory thought they were quite hardy, very tolerant of the water conditions. So missing a water change will not hurt them. I had them in a rather crowded tank mixed with assorted africans. Although looking back now I would certainly give them a species only tank. Mine never got to full size before I had to send them to live someplace else though for their own well being. They did outgrow the tank I had them in
Thanks for the info. That's good to know that they seem hardy, because I was worried that I may have to give them R.O. water and then buffer it up and add some instant ocean salt instead of just adding salt to my tap water... And that they aren't sensitive to water quality as well if I miss a weekly water change... (I think the longest I've gone without doing water changes in my tanks has been 2 weeks, and I usually cut back on feeding if I miss the water change and then do a major one when I finally get around to it).
Anyway thanks for the information. Do you think they could be kept in a 75g though...? The tank is 48"x18"x20", or 122cm x 46cm x 51cm.