> -----Original Message-----
> From: bowluvr [SMTP:bowluvr at email.msn.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 1:53 PM
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Questions regarding Rhadinocentrus
> Thanks Matthew!
> I use the crushed coral to keep the pH from bottoming out... when it gets
> low that Apistos are uncomfortable (3s), then I think the Rhads may not be
> happy either! Yes, it has gone as low as 3.8. The coral doesn't raise it
> above neutral unless I add about 5-times as much. :-)
> Julie <><
> > Julie,
> > I can't help you with the sexing but as to their care...
> > Toss the crushed coral. Soft acidic water is the domain of Rhads. In my
> > experience they never occur in hard water or in water that is alkaline
> > when they are right next to the sea.
> > Temperature is less critical but avoid big daily changes.
> > Others on the list will tell you more about breeding, my only suggestion
> > being to toss them into a pond during the summer. Some of the colour
> > make great pond fish!
> > I hope you enjoy your Rhads.