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Old 06-20-2011, 01:30 AM   #11
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Corys don't like salt.

The so called "Dragonfish" is named that by Walmart so it sells. Just like the so called "Dinosaur Eel" its actual name is the Grey Bichir
Correct, at Wal-Mart "dragon fish" are the violet goby and "Dinosaur eel" is the Bichir.
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My local Walmart sells bichirs labeled as dragonfish, it's been that way for years now!
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My local Walmart sells bichirs labeled as dragonfish, it's been that way for years now!
Hmm may be different in other stores but I know in my store dragon=goby dinosaur=bichir. Anyway, I believe the OP said his fish looked like the picture I posted, which was the Goby.
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Hmm may be different in other stores but I know in my store dragon=goby dinosaur=bichir. Anyway, I believe the OP said his fish looked like the picture I posted, which was the Goby.
Yea it looks just like that one you posted.
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I have also seen the name Dragon Fish applied to Arowana's.
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...it's in brackish water with some balloon mollies and some platys and Cory cats and the mollies have to have the salt...
I believe this statement deserves some attention.
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I believe this statement deserves some attention.
Mollies can live in Brackish, however Platys and Cory's can't. You don't even want to use aquarium salt with Cory's.
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Mollies can live in Brackish, however Platys and Cory's can't. You don't even want to use aquarium salt with Cory's.
I have four and their doing fine same with my platys
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I have four and their doing fine same with my platys
They will always do "fine" buy will never thrive, this is why it is important to research fish that you buy not just buy them on a whim/impulse.

I would either return the Gobys or rehome the platy/cories and convert slowly over to a brackish set up for the mollies and Goby. I know you memtioned that you have "salt" in the tank, Aquarium salt isn't the same thing as the marine salt you would use to make a brackish set up.

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/b.../brackish.html

The above is a good article on the basics of a brackish set up. If that seems like to much work return the goby, trust me when I say you can return almost anything to Wal-mart.
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I have four and their doing fine same with my platys
There is a fine line between surviving, and thriving, most people won't be able to see the difference.

This is a wonderful hobby to get into, and very addicting believe you me. But do your research before buying the intended fish, if not you put the fish at risk, and it will eventually suffer to death.
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