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post #1 of 3 Old 05-28-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Chromide Confusion

Ok, so many sites that I have read have stated that orange chromides are brakish water fish, and should only be kept in brackish water tanks or temperarelley kept in fresh and then kept in brackish conditions.

Some sites say they can be kept in fresh water just fine , or in fresh water with some salt added.

And then there are others that state that both the orange and green chromides are found in both brackish and fresh water in the wild.

so which information is right?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-28-2011, 08:41 PM
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I have Orange Chromides, and I have only kept them in Brackish. Most of what I have read, says they are Brackish fish. I do not know, how long they would survive in fresh water.

I have read of people keeping them in fresh water, and said the fish became a very pail orange, till moved into Brackish.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-29-2011, 01:44 PM
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I agree. From my understanding from a biologist, this fish mainly lives in coastal brackish waters in Asia, and may enter freshwater from time to time but if maintained in a freshwater aquarium will usually develop health issues and lack colour.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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