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post #11 of 17 Old 02-02-2008, 12:41 PM
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Here is a link to another post about FW flounders:

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=13746

Seems that they are difficult to keep, and most aren't FW at all.
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post #12 of 17 Old 02-02-2008, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, thanks, I actually saw that, it's what inspired me, as I saw they were best kept in river tanks. I know they're hard to keep, but they seem *so* interesting. Seems like it would be worth a try with an ideal setup and lots of planning.
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-03-2008, 02:29 AM
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How about freshwater flounder? It'd be another cool addition to a river tank. Would they get along?
I actually kept my flounders n the same tank as the CAE was in.
there was no issues between the two. As I have said, the challenge with flounders is getting them to eat and keeping them eating. having said that
if you have the correct set up for one give it a try. it will have a far better life than stuck in a shops' tank.

perhaps these pages from fishbase will help ID the ones (if any) you see in shops, take note of tail shape (if it even has a tail) and body markings as they will be your only clues to a confident ID
(American soul)
http://www.fishbase.org/identificati...=516&areacode=
(Asian soul)
http://www.fishbase.org/identificati...441&areacode=4

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post #14 of 17 Old 02-03-2008, 08:10 AM
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i have heard that freshwater flounders actually perfer salty water. is this true? and if it is why are they called freshwater?
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-03-2008, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'm just quoting what Wolf said in another post, but 99% of flounders labeled as freshwater are really brackish. So the trick is actually finding a freshwater one.
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i have heard that freshwater flounders actually perfer salty water. is this true? and if it is why are they called freshwater?
yes it is true. there are very few true freshwater species in the world.
most live in estuaries but because they occasionally migrate upstream and have were caught by Victorian scientist in that freshwater they were labelled as freshwater fish.
as we became more knowledgeable about these fish and started to understand their habits we realised they were actually brackish that occasionally venture into freshwater, probably in search of food or even to mate.

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post #17 of 17 Old 02-04-2008, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Any chance that you know the latin name of the true freshwater one?
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