01-16-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by I Love Tetras And Oscar
how long will they last in freshwater?
That I'm not sure of. As babies, probably for a few months, but you do need to go brackish in a short time. Sadly, these adorable little fish have been sold as "freshwater" (Walmart probably the worst offender) and they will die at some point, but I don't know how long they can go in freshwater. I wouldn't take one on, if you're not up for the upkeep and work to keep them healthy and happy. They also need to eat snails, krill, shrimp etc, to keep their "teeth" from getting to long. That is why they are messy eaters, and will need frequent water changes. A 10 gallon is out of the question for a full grown one.