2 Types Of Cichlids

Discussion in 'Shell Dweller Cichlids' started by aqua-man, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. aqua-man

    aqua-manNew MemberMember

    Hello
    Can kribensis and neoLamprologus multifasciatus go in a 25 gallon long ??
     
  2. Deaddawg

    DeaddawgValued MemberMember

    I would say no because of the difference in ph levels. Im not sure about the salt content. Multis need high ph and salt. Kribensis much lower ph
     
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Multies do not need salt, just fairly hard and alkaline water. Kribs need much softer and prefer slightly acid water. There are also behavioral incompatibilities. I would not combine the two.
     
  4. Deaddawg

    DeaddawgValued MemberMember

    Then why do they sale tanganyika salt?

    Is it just to sale me something I dont need? Running low on it so let me know if your positive about not needing salt please.
     
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  5. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    I never used it, my well water is almost liquid rock, so my Tangs were perfectly happy with it. The so-called "salts" that they sell aren't sodium chloride, they are a mix of minerals that are natural to the lake. Some folks have extremely soft water from the tap, and they would need to harden it up for Tanganyikan fish. The same effect can be had by filtering through crushed coral or dolomite.
     




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