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bf2king 08-06-2007 01:02 PM

Fresh water flounder????????
 
i Have a flounder in a 10 gallon (its an 1 inch at most) it is in with some zebras, glofish, upside down catfish, 2 black skirted tetra, and a platy(it was one of a fry that which out of the broad and its parents it was the only one to survive.
I need to kno if it needs to be moved to a saltwater tank and will a 55 be big enough when it gets bigger.

tangy 08-07-2007 12:48 PM

your little guy there is fine at the time but will need a bigger tank as it grows. a 10 gallon tank can hold two adults alone.but you could always go bigger :D flounders can grow up to about 4". as they grow you add small amounts of salt and slowly turn the tank brackish.

jsm11482 08-07-2007 12:52 PM

Is this the same flounder that people eat? If so, how will it not get larger than 4"?

http://www.fishing-florida.com/image...r-web-size.jpg

tangy 08-07-2007 01:09 PM

thats a truly big flounder there. in aquariums fish are smaller than they would be in open waters, and thats probably another species of flounder.
BTW is thats you fishing? :nicefish:

jsm11482 08-07-2007 01:10 PM

haha no I just found it via Google

The-Wolf 08-07-2007 01:34 PM

there are many fish sold as freshwater flounder 99% of them are brackish, there are a few that are true freshwater though.

if you post a pic and include one of its tail and underside I can give you a fairly accurate id and then can say if it is brackish or not.

bf2king 08-07-2007 03:28 PM

I will get pics asap but do they eat algea? and do they scavenge the bottom? I have pics just got to load them up hopfully in my next post :D

bf2king 08-07-2007 03:51 PM

There are pics in my gallery now so check them out there

blueblue48 08-07-2007 04:07 PM

wow thats pretty cool, whered you get him?

bf2king 08-07-2007 08:55 PM

At one of my LFS but you can get them at this links:

http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...r/brackish.htm

HaHaHa i paid much less :twisted:


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