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Brackish Fish
August 18, 2010
3:05 pm
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Fishwife
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I've been talking to the girl in my LFS about some fish I'm interested in, they have both in a freshwater set up Stigmatogobius Sadanundio Knight Goby and Parambassis ranga Indian glass fish. When I asked about acclimatising them to brackish water, she said it was OK to do this the same way as you would with freshwater fish, ie floating the bag and every 15 mins or so remove some of the bag water replacing it with tank water /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" /> Is this really OK, or is there a better way of acclimatisation

August 19, 2010
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QUOTE (Fishwife @ Aug 18 2010, 03:48 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been talking to the girl in my LFS about some fish I'm interested in, they have both in a freshwater set up Stigmatogobius Sadanundio Knight Goby and Parambassis ranga Indian glass fish. When I asked about acclimatising them to brackish water, she said it was OK to do this the same way as you would with freshwater fish, ie floating the bag and every 15 mins or so remove some of the bag water replacing it with tank water /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" /> Is this really OK, or is there a better way of acclimatisation

Personally, I would keep them in freshwater and slowly bring the whole tank up to a brackish environment over the course of days.

It might be worth noting that the necessity for Parambassis ranga to kept in salt is a bit of a myth, with it occurring almost exclusively in freshwater. See the notes from the knowledge base:

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/p.....file.php?g...a&id=691#14

also, comments from Heiko Bleher:

http://www.practicalfishkeepin.....p?sid=2788

August 19, 2010
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Thanks for the info it made interesting reading, the girl at the LFS told me that neither fish needed brackish water although the goby would benefit from it it wasn't essential. I just thought it was sales talk, looks like she was right /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

August 19, 2010
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I think Stigmatogobius need some salt for long-term success.

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