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By the numbers, pH and EC are right where you want them. Temp seems a bit high to me, tank seems quite small. I’ve been doing all my spawning in 30 longs (36x12 footprint), and 40 breeders (35x18), ph 4.5-5.5, 60-100 us/cm, 23.5-24.5*c.
This is pretty vague, but if we ignore the level of “aggression” at an individual level, I’ve always felt like scarcity of food in the natural environment equates to aggression at some level. Blackwater = scarce resources = highest levels of aggression and competition. Clearwater offers more...
I can’t see enough of the details to make a good judgment, but elizabethea are pretty easy. If she is a she, you’ll be able to see vertical bands that run top to bottom on the whole tail fin. If “she” is a sneaky he, you’ll only see pattern on the bottom half of the tail.
It’s a nice fish, very cf personata like, but much more colorful. Similar to d6, d37, and d50 in terms of being collected in “blackwater”, but able to reproduce in water with values much higher than what we associate with “blackwater”
Usually, I’ll cut RO with tap water in a ratio that gives me the desired hardness. Less frequently, I’ll remineralize. In my experience, water that’s too soft, is less forgiving than water that’s a bit too hard