Harlequin Rasbora in 7.6 PH

Discussion in 'Harlequin Rasbora' started by Reyes, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Reyes

    Reyes Valued Member Member

    I would like to add a group of Harlequins to my 26g tank. Right now I have a group of 8 Corydoras Aeneus and I am just waiting for the plants to grow enough to make the Rasboras comfortable.

    I checked my Ph yesterday on the API test and it reads 7.6, the same as the tap water. Does that mean the water is too alkaline for the Harlequins? Anyone has experience keeping them in water with levels higher than 7.0?

    I really appreciate all your answers:)
  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    They should get used to any pH. I'm keeping them in 7.6 pH and they are doing fine

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  3. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    My PH is also 7.6 and I keep harlequin rasboras in one tank and tetras in the other two and everybody is fine and has been for about a year. Alison
  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    The water is fine for them.....
  5. OP

    Reyes Valued Member Member

    Thanks to the 3 of you for the answers! I am delighted to see some of you have good experiences with this:)
  6. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    You're welcome. I really enjoy my Harlequins. Very peaceful hardy fish IMO and they are very pretty. Alison
  7. JeffK

    JeffK Well Known Member Member

    They'll be fine - I had Harlequins for over 2 years in a pH of 8.1 with no problems at all - they're great fish!
  8. OP

    Reyes Valued Member Member

    That is the reason I have decided to get Harlequins as opposed to maybe Tetras or Celestial Pearls, aliray, they seem to be the most peaceful of all schoaling fish I've found and hardy too.
  9. P

    Paul1976 New Member Member

    Yep! Harley's are cool little fish,I have a school of 8 with a tank PH of 7.6 and they're doing great. :)
  10. y

    yelirrr New Member Member

    My harlequins have lived happily in 8.0 ph for 5 months! Great fish!

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