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Old 06-15-2012, 09:40 PM   #11
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Ok, I'm going to the lfs now to compare and see what the wife and I like.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #12
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Ok, I purchased a fox face today. Fish is so cool. However, my salinity is 1.025. The lfs salinity was 1.014. I am using a refractometer. I am drip acclimating. But I didn't even know a saltwater fish can survive that low. He was swimming around and bright colored at the lfs.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:29 PM   #13
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Fish are not effected by salinitly like corals are. Fish can survive very low levels becase think, they are treated with hypo all the time! Lol dont raise it too fast tho, could still be harmful. Awesome fish!!!! I love mine!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #14
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Yeah I plan to drip him for a few hours. He is the same style lo fox.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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Awesome..why would the lfs's salinuty be 14???
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #16
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Don't know. Considering my lfs is ATM "tanked". They have beautiful fish all from reef imports.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #17
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I talked with a manager at an LFS before about this, and he said they kept the salinity down to try and curb ich outbreaks. They kept it at about 1.018 and I thought that was really low too. IMO, it makes acclimating that much harder on the consumer, and the fish, but they don't want to lose fish at the store.
I don't know if it's true or not, but this was the reason I was given.
Good luck with the Foxface, Ex!
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #18
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Still acclimating, he isn't looking to good in the bucket. Stressed and laying down. I don't think I can get it to drip any slower. His salinity has gone up to 1.020. Still has to make it to 25.
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Ok, got him in, he was stressed, but now he is looking good. Hard to get a pic of this fast swimmer.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:30 AM   #20
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Really nice looking Foxface, Ex!! Never really cared for them, but the more I see of them on here, the more they are growing on me!
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