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Author Topic: Uaru cichlids and hard water  (Read 765 times)
samericancichlidgirl
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« on: April 28, 2016, 04:02:05 PM »

Hi everyone! Until several years ago, I was an active member of this site and had several large aquariums. I have since moved to boise idaho, had to give up my tanks for the move, had another kiddo, and have been missing my tanks like crazy. So I'm setting back up. Here's my question. I love uarus,  and definitely want a pair of them to be the centerpiece of my new tank. However the water here is much, much harder than I have ever dealt with, and I know that uarus typically like softer water.  What are everyone's thoughts on acclimating these fish to this hard water?  A local fish store can order them for me but couldn't tell me what the parameters are of the water their distributors keep these guys in.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 04:25:37 PM »

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/uaru-amphiacanthoides/

Wild fish absolutely are a no no in hard water...

Captive bred might just do ok...

RO water is an option.....

When you say hard...how hard do you mean?
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 04:28:30 PM »

Between 8.7 and 8.9. Pretty darn hard. Never used ro system before. The place I lived before this had perfect water so it was not an issue. These fish are captive bred according to the local store that can order them.
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