11-01-2009, 06:24 PM
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Bad news. They are brackish. Brackish is basically salt water...just not as much salt as actual salt water (If that makes sense lol).
Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. The guys at the LPS told me they were freshwater. I said "Are you sure? I'm pretty sure I've read that they are brackish" He says no, they are freshwater. Stupid me, I went ahead and bought one. Sure enough, I get home, research it, and they are indeed brackish. Says that in freshwater, they can survive maximum a few weeks before they become weak and die.
Also, if they don't have easy access to the surface, they tend to crawl up the filter (which I can see has already happened with yours lol). Hope that helps!