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    I know guppies can live in brakish water, if I acclimated some in their own tank over, say, a month, would they do alright in saltwater? I'd probably do females, as the long tails on the males would slow them down in the feeding rush.
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    It is possible but they would need to be properly conditioned and acclimated over a period of time.
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    Even if it is possible, what possible reason would you have for wanting to do that?

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    I had a Molly acclimated to full saltwater holding the cycle in a qt tank for a few months, but it didn't make it one day when we moved it to the display, I think it got into one of our anemones and got eaten or our clowns fed it to one of the nems. No sign of it at all.

    Imo, I think Mollies and guppies do well in saltwater, but I don't think they are tough enough to survive some of the dangers in a reef (like aggressive fish and stinging coral and anemones, or high current).

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    I just think having a couple of guppies in my saltwater tank would be nice. How long would you say I need to acclimate them? I was also considering mollies.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    You can do a slow drip for several hours and they will be good, but I would recommend 24 hours or so. I took a month but I was a little lazy at the time, but they don't need nearly that long to acclimate

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    Mollies are quite capable of living in full salt indefinitely, they just get eaten rather quickly when washed out to sea.

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    Do you think being in saltwater would make guppies not breed?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishkeeper
    Do you think being in saltwater would make guppies not breed?
    I don't think a vascetomy could keep guppies from breeding.
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    I wanna try this now. Can someone msg me some specific needs for transferring guppies to salt water?
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