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Terry
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Goldfish Ph?
« on: January 04, 2008, 06:38:36 PM »

in the tank they are in now the ph is around 5.2 but my new tank is around 7 should i put them in my new tank or no
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Ashley
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Re: Goldfish Ph?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 06:46:31 PM »

goldfish should be kept in pH between 7.2 to 7.6 you need to keep a check on your pH stable pH is always better than worrying about keeping it spot on
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TT
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Re: Goldfish Ph?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 09:47:41 PM »

I would slowly acclimate the goldfish to the new pH. Add some of the old tank water to the new tank. Only do this if you are sure the water is ok. You can also do a partial water change in the current tank using tap water conditioned to neutralize chlorine and chloramine. Goldfish will withstand a wide range of pH, but a near 2 pt jump is too much and may shock the fish.

Goldfish pH should be maintained in the 6.5 - 7.8 range. It's always best to maintain stable pH rather than buffering to keep a specific or neutral pH.

I'm curious why your pH is so low? 5.2 is extremely acidic. If you are using reverse osmosis, distilled or other "purified" water, stop using this for goldfish. Goldfish need the trace minerals found in tap water, and they need a more alkaline water than 5.2. Be absolutely certain to use conditioner that neutralizes chlorine and chloramine (API Stress Coat is great)
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