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post #1 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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When I was at pet-co I asked the aquarium guy what kind of brackish fish he had. He said that certain types of Gourami are brackish. he said that the Opaline variety were? Is he BS'n me?

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4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
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2 albino cory cats
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 01:40 PM
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If they are brackish it's the first I've ever heard of that. He may be misinformed, rather than BS'n.

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-31-2009, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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The gouramis have been in the tank for about 2 days. They seem to be ok.

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
1 bamboo shrimp (MIA)
2 albino cory cats
3 tiger barbs

29 gallon (brackish)
1 Balloon and 10ish babies
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-28-2009, 10:23 PM
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Hi Sageo, I have several opalines and all my fish are in brackish and they are fine. I recommend you keep them in that, if you see them rocking back and forth you need to add a little more salt. Hope that was some help.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-28-2009, 10:27 PM
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If they are brackish it's the first I've ever heard of that. He may be misinformed, rather than BS'n.
Quite honestly, I have to agree.^
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-05-2009, 03:18 PM
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When I was at pet-co I asked the aquarium guy what kind of brackish fish he had. He said that certain types of Gourami are brackish. he said that the Opaline variety were? Is he BS'n me?
I have never heard of the Opaline being brackish and I have been keeping fish for 20 years but on the same note I know that a lot of gouramis can cope with the conditions but I would watch them closly and if they start showing stress remove them. I find that in the great Fish world no two fish are the same and no two fish react the same to water conditions on many occasions. Good luck
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-22-2009, 11:51 PM
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I think maybe theres a confusion between adding aquarium salt and brackish water?

I've had employees at a LFS tell me aquarium salt, not marine salt, will make you water "brackish"
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