This is where Stendker Discus really are different to other Discus. Being raised in German tap water they are adaptable to soft water if you live in a soft water area, or are quite happy to continue living in hard water.
The Stendker hatchery has the following water values.
- dGh (total hardness) 15 degrees.
- dKh (carbonate hardness) 8 degrees.
- pH value 7.
- Conductivity 800 µS (microsiemens)
- Water temperature 28 - 30 degrees C
As you can see this water would be considered hard, but it is what it is and what the fish have been raised in since 1965. Our water here at Devotedly Discus is much the same, our pH is a little higher (7.4) but conductivity is lower @ 600 µS.
Stendker Discus will aclimatise to a wide range of water values without issue, the key to it is "clean water," patience and an open mind. We are always here or reachable by 01323 483689 to advise. Click here for more detail.