Bas Pels wrote:nanoluteus are much too sensitive for this treatment.
They are amongst the most sensitive (in the area of agression) species form CA. Compare them with Thorichthys helleri or so
please pull them out
My nanoluteus are expendaable. I have hundreds of them, same goes for the convicts. The pair of nanos I put in there are larger than the pair of bartoni and there's three obvious territories. Thus far there's been zero issues. On a side not I never should have pulled the conspecifics out, they were doing just fine...
Paulo José Alves wrote:Hi
How about the water caracteristics ?
I am a HUGE fan of the K.I.S.S. method. "Keep It Simple Stupid". That being said all I can tell you is three years ago for some silly reason I tested the ph of the water out of my tap, and it's 8. The only other thing I can say is the temp of the water is 82*.
In my opinion
cichlids that are tank raised need not have anything special done to their water. Consistency is the key. If an aquarist starts messing with and constantly adjusting the water conditions it doesn't give the cichlid the opportunity to adapt. As we all know, cichlids are the most adaptable species on the planet, so much so that only preserved wild specimines are studied simply because cichlids that are thrown into an aquarium from the wild start to change instantly. Generations beyond have changed drasticly.
All that being said, I personally see absolutely no reason to do anything but changes in water temperature to induce a spawn...
ok, off my soap box now.... LOL