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Re: Second Cacautoides Free Swimming!!

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think 1 degree of hardness is equal to 17.9 ppm.
You also have to include both dgh and dkh to equal total dissolved solids. Let me
know if this is incorrect.


Brown, Victoria: TMI wrote:

> Hi Folks,,
> The second batch of Cacautoides babies are free swimming, in their 15
> gallon tank. I only saw 6 so far, but I think she has more in her pot.
>  Probably by tonight they will all be toddling around the tank. The male
> comes over to look at them, but doesn't seem interested in eating them,
> which is very, very good. The female is very good with her batch of
> babies also.
> Question for the group,,
> Will the babies be safe with the male in the tank? The female doesn't
> seem to get upset when he comes over to look at them.
> Ken Laidlaw asks,,
> >Well done on your successes so far.
> Thanks, I'm having a riot with these little guys!! I'm a Cichlid NUT!!
> > have a couple of questions The water out of
> > tap is about PH 7, with a hardness about 45 DGH.
> >am I receiving this right, is it really forty five degrees of general
> hardness?  Your water >sounds like concrete.
> I have a hardness test unit, with the 3 bottles of chemicals, and the
> solution turns blue at 70 PPM. Then you gotta multiply that value by some
> other number to get the DGH. It worked out to about 40.2 out of the tap.
> Once it's been sitting with the peat, it goes to 50 PPM.  I will probably
> test it again tonight, to see, and I'll let you know. I'm pretty new to
> water hardness testing, (since the Apistos, about 3-4 weeks now),I could
> be way off base with these values, but I know my water is pretty soft,
> cause  I never get scaling. And when I work in the Apisto tanks, my hand
> always feel really soft afterwards.
> >
> >> I picked up some new cichlids over the past couple of days. I found 6
> >> Paletaenia's at one pet shop.
> >Please, what are Paletaenia?
> My spelling is pretty bad with these latin names.  I checked the book
> last night, and the correct name is Pleurotaenia.
> They are quite striking with their markings. They are getting quite
> attractive, more colour every day.
> >> Yesterday, I found some really beautiful cichlids.  I bought 3
> Tucurui's.
> >> 1 Male and 2 females. They are much more colorful this morning, and
> have
> >> pin stripes on their bodies. They are beige, with beautiful markings.
> >Lucky you, these are nice fish.
> >Cheers,
> >Ken.
> The Tucurui's are gorgeous.  They are a light beige colour, with the
> dotted pinstripe lines. The male is getting bluer in the pelvic and anal
> fins. The females are beautiful also. I think these are my most beautiful
> after the Biataenia's. They were very expensive at $30 CDN a piece,, but
> I just *had* to have them,,, GRIN!! The three of them have set up 2 nice
> little territories and eat like little piggies.
> Vicky and her fishy buddies
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