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Old 12-30-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
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Transforming FW fish to SW fish OR Vice Versa

Do you guys think its possible to slowly, over time, adapt a FW fish to SW or a SW fish to FW? By maybe VERY VERY VERY gradually changing the salinity, would one be able to cause the fish to adapt?

I have a FW female betta that is sitting in a bown and I only have a SW tank. I was wondering if it would be possible to adapt the fish, over a few months to water with a higher salinity. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-30-2004, 03:19 AM   #2
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lol try it but that is kind of cruel
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You can convert mollies and maybe one or two other brackish fish. How long do you think it would take to convert you to breath helium instead of oxygen? Only 1 way to find out...
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A non brakish fish I do not belive will fair well in such a conversion. FW fish do not have the biological process's to dispose of the salt. The way its been described to me in the past is that a FW fish would litrally dehydrate in the saltwater.
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I think you could reasonably time the life expectancy of said betta.
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