will these fish be okay without water changes

Discussion in 'El Natural & Low Tech' started by flyhawk, 1 Jan 2010.

  1. flyhawk

    flyhawk Newly Registered

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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!
     
  2. Brenmuk

    Brenmuk Member

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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 :( ).
     
  3. gzylo

    gzylo Member

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

    NatureBoy Member

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    Is the idea to just maintain the filter regularly?
     
  5. CeeJay

    CeeJay Member

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    Hi flyhawk

    Plenty of plants will help maintain the balance too :D
     
  6. ghostsword

    ghostsword Member

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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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