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02-11-2013, 03:35 AM #1
Possibly Stupid Question...
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
02-11-2013, 02:15 PM #2
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.
02-11-2013, 02:26 PM #3
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: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=3768
02-11-2013, 02:50 PM #4
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.