I need help with a brackish aquarium
I am planning on setting up a brackish tank, but... I am completely clueless on how to do so.
I have a 25 gallon tank, and was thinking about putting some spotted puffers( Im not completely sure of the name, but these where housed with eachother and lots of mollies at the pet store)
and some mollies.
I am not really sure if the tank is big enough since some puffers are territorial,
but the ones I saw at the pet store where in a roughly 30 gallon tank, with lots of other puffers and another species of puffer (maybe it was a green puffer? hmm..)
and also lots of mollies, so I am guessing that those puffers weren't territorial, but who knows?
Em, I know how to add the salt to the tank etc, the density and stuff,
my natural water ph is 9!
So I'm not really sure if that is good or bad for a brackish aquarium.
If anyone could tell me other important things about setting up a brackish tank it would be very helpful.
So basically a 20 tank is not big enough for a GSP, it might be okay for one or two figure 8's. I would not mix mollies, but you could try it, if you don't mind losing them
I love my GSP, but I'm learning with now upgrading to a 70 gallon, and dead rock (which I want to make "live rock" and the salt it takes and equipment needed going to marine, it's some money. You don't have to go marine, but they do need to be kept at least in high end brackish, which is 1.015-1.018. Also, you need a good refractometer :)
Thank you this helps a lot!
I am trying to figure out the puffers that I saw at the store.
Maybe the where pea puffers, but those are territorial right?
maybe they where juvinilles, or something but there where like 10 and then there was another breed and there where a few of those, and then there was tons of mollies.
Thank you! Maybe I should get one of those instead of making a brackish. Theyre so cute!
sorry if im coming into this to late. I have had a BW tank for 3 or 4 years now. I started it with a F8 puffer. First tank was a 10 gal, then as the F8 grew I changed to a 29 and then added a small dragon Gobbie. Now I have them in a 40 Gal long. The F8 (big daddy) and Dragon (dino) live together great. How ever I'm faced with another problem. Dino is growing far to fast ( almost as long as the tank is wide) and unless I get another larger tank I may have to re-home him in the near future.
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