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This topic contains 16 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Sofia 10 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #299438

    Sofia
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    Hi everyone. Here are pictures of my bumblebee gobies. Please tell me that they’ll be fine in my tank without salt..?

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    #305076

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Sofia, cute little bugger

    #305078

    Sofia
    Member

    Sorry, what do you mean by “rays”?

    #305079

    keith565
    Participant

    the cartilage type strands in each fin. looks like an umbrella without the cover, hmm, not a good description,lol.
    the thick lines in the fins, they are rays. see if you can count them. i know where Matt is going with this,lol.

    oh, great pics by the way.

    #305081

    Sofia
    Member

    Ok, I will try to do that when I am home from uni.
    I will pass the pictures comment on to Michael who is always taking the photos for me, because I am no good with the camera.

    I assume depending on the number of those “rays” it is the brackish, or freshwater species.
    I think I lost one though. Haven’t seen it since Wednesday evening /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    #305082

    Sofia
    Member

    Oh, those fish never stay still!

    I would assume that they are the freshwater species though, as they were in the freshwater section.
    I will ask tomorrow as I am going in to get whitespot treatment and some live food for the fish anyway

    #305083

    keith565
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    all my bettas were/are fed on attisons foods. it’s the best i know of. just keep trying him and he should come round, if not any good quality pellet food will do.
    as for the gobies. most aquatic outlets will keep the BB gobies in fresh water, usually because they can’t be bothered to set up a brackish tank just for them.

    #305086

    Sofia
    Member

    OK, I am going in today and will ask them. They do however have a whole Marine section, so I didn’t expect it to be too much trouble to put them somewhere there. I will ask the (what seems to be) Main-guy and continue to try and count the rays…

    #305091

    Sofia
    Member

    Right, I have been told they are the brackish species, so at least I don’t have to attempt and count the rays. Now I wonmder what to do now. Especially as that main tank has got now whitespot and is currently undergoing treatment,m but then i read that whitespot doesn’t appear in brackish conditions…I think?

    #305093

    Eyrie
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    Ich is very salt-intolerant, so adding salt to a FW aquarium is one way to cure ich. However this isn’t a good idea if your fish prefer soft water.

    If I remember correctly there is also a saltwater form of ich, for which the cure is decreased salinity.

    #305096

    keith565
    Participant

    you should get away with one teaspoon of salt per gallon without any problems, this might be enough to keep all the fish happy inc the gobies.

    #305098

    Sofia
    Member

    That’s added in now. 13 teaspoons of seasalt. Sadly it was too late for one of them :'(

    The other fish are doing fine

    #305100

    keith565
    Participant

    fingers crossed this helps

    #305103

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yep fingers crossed. Keep an eye on the rams, harlequins and gouramis as these are all soft water fish by nature and might not react well to the salt.

    #305104

    Sofia
    Member

    I will watch out for them.

    I wonder after how many questions I will be barred from the forum

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