Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Connecticut, USA
Can I put dead coral in a freshwater tank?
A friend of mine gave me a piece of (dead) coral for my fish tank... I'm not sure how I'm going to add that to my scape without it looking out of place in a freshwater tank, but that's another topic. My question here is that I've read that it can raise the ph levels and hardness of the water to dangerous levels for certain fish... but for other fish it would be ok. I don't have this tank set up yet but I'm planning on having a sorority of female bettas, neon tetras, glow light tetras, zebra danios, some kind of rasbora, an angelfish, nerite and malaysian trumpet snails, and julii cories and/or otocinclus catfish. It's a 55 gallon tank. Would the coral change the water chemistry to dangerous levels for any of these fish and snails? Thanks!