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Old 10-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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RCS pH Range?


I know on many sites they say the ideal pH for RCS (or neocaridina's in general) is between 6.5 and 8. However, I know many people here find they are breeding at pH's of 8.7. Has anyone ever tried more acidic pH's, like anything under 6.5? This is just out of curiosity at how well these little shrimps adapt.
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i tried keeping some of my cherries in my bowl with my crystal shrimp back when i was converting the water slowly to soft, and acidic. after a while though the cherry shrimp (i think there were two left in there) just disappeared so i assumed they couldn't live well in very acidic water. the crystals are still doing good.
though i do hear of people keeping them in acidic water, i bet they don't do as well in something less than 6.5 like you said.
I think my bowl pH is a bit less than 6.5
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:46 AM   #3
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If your water is too acidic just toss a couple coral chunks in there. That should buffer it higher.
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My water is ~6.9, this question was just out of curiosity as people seem to be able to raise shrimp is basic water. Just wondering has anyone tried breeding RCS in water under pH of 6.5.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:35 AM   #5
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My water is ~6.9, this question was just out of curiosity as people seem to be able to raise shrimp is basic water. Just wondering has anyone tried breeding RCS in water under pH of 6.5.
if your water come out at ~6.5, you should breed other shrimps
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:19 AM   #6
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I had bad experiance with RCS in my CRS tanks.I lost over 100 for a year in 6 tanks.PH is 6.4-6.6 I have one tank at work with PH 7-7.2.With killis,swordtails and neons.Water changes every 4 months.temp is 70-90F there are more than 200 RCS.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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Hm..., interesting. Seems very few people have tried lower pH's with RCS but a lot have had success with 8+ pH's!
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