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car_leen 04-29-2014 02:18 AM

Green spotted puffer acclimation
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I just bought 2 baby green spotted puffer fish from Walmart. They're probably just about an inch. I know that they're in fresh water while at Walmart. I was just wondering how do I acclimate them to our salt water tank? I bought them in hopes of saving them from the terrible walmart tank, but now am completely stumped. Thanks in advance!

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Cichlid-dude 04-29-2014 05:27 AM

I know they can be converted to saltwater but im pretty sure they thrive in brackish water. I know you have to acclimate them very very slowly to different salinities. I dont know the specifics of it though.

bribo12 04-29-2014 09:09 AM

They're brackish until they hit adulthood, then they're full marine. They can adjust to full marine. Do an extremely slow drip acclimation on them

Raleighfishnerd 04-29-2014 09:43 AM

I transitioned mine with a slow drip over about four hours from freshwater to full marine when they were about two inches long

tanker99 05-02-2014 09:32 PM

Did you acclimate them yet?

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car_leen 05-03-2014 12:52 AM

Yes I did thank you all for your replies. They're doing great & look greener then ever!

TheTodd 05-03-2014 11:11 AM

I would think that longer than a few hours to go from brackish to full salt would be necessary. I've always taken several days to bring my Hyposalinity treated fish back up to normal salinity.

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