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fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:12 am

hello guys..today I saw tetraodon fluvaitilis(I don't know if the name is corect)they were in small cube,10 of them..aren't they brachish puffers?

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby J-P » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:17 am

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Ceylon? They are brackish ~ marine.
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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:25 am

yeah they are black with green but darker then green spoted puffer and they have blue eyes..aren't they gonna dye in fresh water?

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby scpion » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:29 am

They are not going to die.. not soon at least.. But they will not live long as it not the optimal condition for them. LFS dun care or dun know. Here, believe it or not.. most of my LFS have never heard of brackish water.. only "fresh water with some salt"..
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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:47 am

I don't know why they ordering that kind of fish because in my country people only like cichlids..I would like to help atleast one of them but I don't know how..maybe it is stupid question but how to make brackish water and how to keep water in that condition?

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby J-P » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:06 pm

it requires some testing equipment or a full SW tank.

1 way is got get marine salt and slowly increase the salt level and the other is set up and cycle a marine tank and have the puffer adjust to marine conditions.

The first way is cheap a little at a time but that adds up to $$$, the second way is to spend that $$$ all at once which is actually cheaper.
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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:29 pm

hey guys I just saw some of your ceylon puffers on pictures and I think that is not the same puffer I saw today in pet shop..they were darker,more black then green..how to be sure in species..?

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby J-P » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:33 pm

depends on the age and stress of the fish. At the LFS, because they are not in the best of conditions, they may not be showing their full colors.

I think there are only 3 kinds that get mixed up in that group: GSPs (Green spotted), Ceylons and Giant Spotted Pufffers. Sometimes as babies the F8s will get misnamed also.
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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:38 pm

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:23 pm

if I take one of that puffer how long can he live in fresh water?

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby Flutter » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:29 pm

I'm not sure. Honestly though, if you can't keep it in the right conditions then you shouldn't get one. I know you want to help one out but if they sell well the the store may keep getting fish like that in and that wouldn't be good.
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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:55 pm

ok then but that is sad I really wanted to help atleast one of them..I'm gonna take two or three lortetis..

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby Flutter » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:01 pm

I know, it's tough :( You want to make a difference to one but another one will just take it's place.
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Re: fresh or brachish?

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Re: fresh or brachish?

Postby tarantulaguy1978 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:22 pm

no..he is tarantulaguy1976..


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