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Old 09-24-2015, 04:02 PM   #11
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Do you keep yours in fresh or brackish water?

Keep calm and drum on
I've had them in both.

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Old 09-24-2015, 04:38 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Trainer_Ruby_ View Post
Do you keep yours in fresh or brackish water?

Keep calm and drum on

Originally Posted by Pseudomugil View Post
I've had them in both.
How well they do in either or, depends greatly on where they were collected. Fish collected from fresh water populations will obviously do better in fresh water, and brackish populations in brackish. It's nailing down a collection area that is the tough part, so people usually have to fiddle with the salinity one way or the other to find what the fish like.

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Old 09-24-2015, 05:16 PM   #13
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A few years ago I had an Oscar that regularly jumped out of the tank during feeding time. I'd pick him off the carpet and pop him back in the tank. No damage, no fungus etc. He was 8" and was a devil to catch as he flapped around. He just got over excited at the sight of food.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #14
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Thanks to my 80's slacks...

I was 10.... and of COURSE I won a feeder goldfish at elementary school Bingo. Named her Harriet. She was a jumper and I filled her bowl (I know, please forgive me - I was 10) too full one time. She jumped right out, and I thought for SURE she'd gone straight down the heat register right below.

I looked and looked and cried... and then about five minutes later, through my tears, I thought wait - what if?!?! And yep, she was in the cuff of my pants. Plopped her right back in the bowl and she (somehow!) lived three more years.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:51 PM   #15
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Hardiest fish you've kept

My first fish was a 5 year old gold barb who I "rescued." His previous owners kept him in a 10 gallon tank with one other gold barb, some tetras, a snail, and a huge goldfish. After the goldfish ate everything else in the tank and then died, he was the only one left. After that, his owners got tired of him and neglected to feed him, change the water, or do any basic maintenance at all in an attempt to get rid of him, yet he survived. I bought the tank with the single fish and brought him home, where I changed the water, added new decorations and live plants, and bought 7 more gold barbs. He may have been happier, but he was still in a 10 gallon tank and I was a complete newbie. Through all of that, he still lived two more years.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:28 AM   #16
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Africans. I started with 6 fish and they multiplied to about 50. The babies had no problems surviving and were never eaten.

I had a weather loach that survived outside of the tank for 2-3days. That was pretty hardy.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:35 AM   #17
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My grandpa had a 15year old Jack Dempsey named Killer. It was on deaths doorstep. He put it in a peaceful little pond behind a farmer's house to die.

Three months later the farmer invited him over for dinner.

The farmer was excited to show grandpa his new beautiful "SUNFISH" that he found in the pond.

It was Killer. He took killer out of the pond, thought it was a sunfish and kept him in a 55gallon tank for several more years!!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:41 AM   #18
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I've still got my four pygmy cories that I bought with a few guppies when I started the hobby about 5 months ago.
They've survived a huge ammonia spike, an adverse reaction to some meds and outlived about 10 guppies. Whatever was the demise of those guppies (water issues, internal parasites, bacterial infections) they've survived unscathed. I even found one of the cories with half a tail gone. But it just grew back not a problem.
They're now living with some platys. I call them the Fab Four, cos they are awesome and they're still alive!
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I had a female wild-type guppy go missing from a five gallon tank when I was cleaning it once (I was a kid and just ladled water from it right into a nearby sink). I noticed one was missing but couldn't find her. HOURS later, I found her in the trash container next to the sink. She had landed on a piece of toilet paper plastic wrapping and a few drops of water were with her. Even though she looked dead and quite dry, I threw her back in the tank. She revived! That fish lived for several more years and seem not in the least damaged.
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my hardiest fish is a hongkong pleco or hillstream loach,got it since i start in the hobby over a year ago and had survived 3 tanks upgrades...

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