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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 pm 
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The habitat of wild Pterophyllom Scarale is Columbia. I wonder two questions as follow:

1. Some datum of Columbia's river, such as: PH, KH, TDS and so on.

2. How to acclimate the Pterophyllom Scarale to receiving tank?


Your reply is appreciated. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Any articles concered are recommended to me please?


Looking for experts and man of broad experience on feeding Pterophyllom Scarale.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:46 am 
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not an expert by any means, but in relation to your second question regarding acclimatising to the tank i have found the wild sclarae to have none of the problems associated with altum, i just used standard procedures when putting them in the tank, left them for a day or two to settle and then fed them, he is an old link to the fish i am talking about
http://www.finarama.com/forum/viewtopic ... ght=#13565


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Thank you Joemc. The information that you provided to me is very useful.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:40 am 
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Hi DD, if you're dealing with wild caught P. scalare, as Joe says, you should not encounter the type of problems we frequently have with P.altum.
If they have been in part previously acclimated by your provider, you may just need to precondition your tap water the conventional way, but remember, always give them the cleanest water and keep up the water changes during first weeks.
If they are coming in only a week or two after arriving from Colombia, at least have your water near neutral or slightly acid and not too hard.... later you can gradually adjust them to your own water provided it does not go too far alkaline or hard.
P. scalare are not generally fussy eaters... but when receiving them, I am sure they would appreciate some frozen bloodworm or better yet, live blackworm. I would keep them on freeze dried bloodworm, high grade pellets or flakes, frozen brine shrimp, and some occasional live blackworms.
Best of luck.
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Dear puertoayacucho, you are highly appreciated for sharing with me your experience. I will try to feed my fish according to your suggestion. Hope they can live in my tank without problem.

Wish you all the best.


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