will these fish be okay without water changes

flyhawk

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would bolivian rams and angelfish be okay without water changes?
i am really worried about trying this with no water changes!!
i have been raised to believe that water changes more than twice a week are necessary!
 

Brenmuk

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I've never kept rams but I have 2 angel fish in my NPT atm in which I do 50% W/C every 6months. The angel fish have grown nicely and turned out to be a pair, they even spawned a while back but unfortunately the eggs vanished.. (but thats another story I guess :( ).
 

gzylo

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flyhawk said:
would bolivian rams and angelfish be okay without water changes?
i am really worried about trying this with no water changes!!
i have been raised to believe that water changes more than twice a week are necessary!

As long as water is not bad all fish should be ok :)
 

ghostsword

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Hi, I am no expert on the matter, but I would think that at least a 20% water change a month minimum would be beneficial for the fish.

On their natural habitat angel fish have flowing water, although with some debris on it, but still running.

On a fish tank, even with a lot of plants, you will always have a enclosed space. Fresh water should also be beneficial for the plants.

Thanks,
Luis
 
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