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Posted: Feb 15 2010, 09:10 AM
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Member No.: 5,495
Joined: 15-February 10
I am currently in the process of starting my first brackish water fish tank, and I am only a beginner. I would like to fill my tank with native fish from the Potomac river watershed, but I only have a 25 gallon tank available to me.
Do you have any suggestions for fish or plant life that would work in a tank of about 5-10 ppt salt? Or perhaps some other resources that might offer helpful suggestions for starting a brackish tank?
Thanks so much,
Posted: Feb 15 2010, 01:57 PM
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Joined: 1-September 03
Welcome to the forum!
I have never had a brackish tank myself. You would do best to contact people who are in to native fish tanks, especially for brackish fish. Try http://www.nanfa.org
The other links I have on my site have all gone bye-bye!
I know more about native freshwater fish than native brackish water fish.
Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm
Posted: Dec 5 2010, 12:20 AM
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Joined: 3-December 10
I know this thread is a bit old but blennies, gobies, and clingfish do great in a small brackish tank, I have yet to meet a person that had success with plants in one though, myself included...