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Richard Tyll

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Is there any difficulty/concerns keeping/breeding Apistogramma at High Altitudes, like 8000 feet & above?
I live in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, just above Yellowstone National Park. My Home resides at 8000 Altitude.
Given that most all Apistogramma live at or near Sea Level, should I expect problems?
Should I forget trying to keep Apistogramma altogether?
I haven't kept any fish since moving to Montana over 12 years ago.
My health is Poor & I recently had to give up my Dog because I find it hard to get someone to take care of Her whenever I might need Hospitalization.
I figure Fish could be on their own for a few days without problems. I live alone & need a companion, as kooky as that may sound.
Any suggestions, Guru or Not are appreciated.

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Mike Wise

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Your elevation has no effect on fish. The difference in water pressure between sea level and 8000'/2400m is negligible compared to atmospheric pressure. About the only difference in keeping an aquarium at high elevation and sea level is that you'll need a larger air pump at elevation.
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Richard Tyll

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Thank you very much for answering my question!
I realize it was an obscure question, that's why I began the title with GURU.
I've often wondered about atmospheric pressure & the depth of the Ocean/Lake having an effect on fish or mammals.
 

Richard Tyll

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The answer about a larger air pump is a good suggestion! I know I must use an oxygen tank to breath myself due to having COPD. It helps me to breath while I'm sleeping. I was born in Michigan alongside the lakes.
When I moved out here, I found it harder to breath due to the altitude.
 

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