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Thread: Morays

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    Default Morays

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    I have heard from many sources several different answers and am sure i'll still get the same, but i have to ask anyways. I currently have 2 morays in brackish water as is said they should be but have been told as they get bigger/older that they need to be put into straight saltwater. Is this true or will they be alright if left in brackish water?

    Thanks for any help.
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    0 Not allowed!
    They can as adults be kept in both brackish and salt water as long as you make sure to keep a good water quality.

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    0 Not allowed!
    True morays like you have need full saltwater as adults to truly thrive. Unfortunately they are one of many species that are relatively hardy and therefore frequently end up in tanks that ar enot ideal, but do not die outright. Because of that many keepers of those species assume that since they lived in the brackish (or unfortunately sometimes pure freshwater) for a while, that it was not the cause of eventual downfall of the specimens. Moray eels are saltwater fish that may go into estuaries to give birth, where the young begin life but do eventually return to saltwater. As for the exact time or period of time when this transition should take place, I am not sure and you may want to go onto some saltwater forums for answers to that question. There may also be applicable information in books specifically about moray eels.
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