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  1. Default Possibly Stupid Question...

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    I've always wanted to get a Green Spotted Puffer or a Figure Eight Puffer but I know these fish are brackish. I've also always wanted to try my hand at a salt tank.

    Are there any "brackish corals"? Or corals that would thrive at that salinity?
    3 Gallon Planted Betta Tank
    4 gallon planted Aqueon Evolve Dwarf Puffer Tank

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    Short answer? No.

    Corals require much higher salinity/density in the water that they live. Marine water around the world has an average density range between 1.023-1.025g/mL and salinity range between 30-50g/mL, while average Brackish water has a density range between 1.005-1.010g/mL and salinity of .5-29g/mL.

    That's quite a range difference and unfortunately corals require the density/salinity range of marine water.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    And even planting a brackish is a bit of a challenge. Can be done though, anubias seems to work well for most.

    Alternative idea, a dwarf puffer perhaps? Here's some interesting reading:

  4. #4


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    I'm dealing with a brackish tank right now, myself... hadn't heard that Anubias works ok, but I have read that mangrove seedlings and Java fern work. I'll be able to confirm both in the coming weeks. ;P Same with Tiger Lotus.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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