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Old 05-23-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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My friend is giving me his african cichlids i have fresh

He has slowly for the past 2 months acclimated the to fresh. Every water change he did he put less and less salt in until he was not adding any salt. He is giving me them this sat because he is moving out of state. Can they live in my tank that is fresh without any harm. They have been doing well in his tank with no salt. Lmk
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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I'm unclear what you mean.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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He has them in his tank that is brackish. Mine is fresh. Will they be fine in my tank?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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What kind of cichlids are they exactly?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #5
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How exactly does your friend make his tank "brackish"? I've honestly not heard of cichlids being brackish water fish. They can however be aggressive and I am most curious to know what kind if fish you already have in your tank
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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I have tiger barbs silver dollar crayfish iridescent sharks rainbow sharks. Turtle, glass cats, albino catfish pleco. And a few other ones that I was given.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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You really need to figure out what type if cichlids they are otherwise your fish could become dinner
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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Lake Malawi. That's what he just told me.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #9
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Lake Malawi. That's what he just told me.
He said they are a lot smaller them most all the fish in my tank. They are mixed but they are small.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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Well the water shouldn't be an issue as they aren't brackish fish to begin with, however I would have a backup plan if they start terrorizing your other fish....
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Well the water shouldn't be an issue as they aren't brackish fish to begin with, however I would have a backup plan if they start terrorizing your other fish....
He is giving me his whole setup too so if any problems arise I have a quarantine tanks thank you for your input.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:16 AM   #12
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Omg lol he was doing it wrooooong. Cichlids are not brackish. Theyll probably thank you. Now they do prefer hard water ive read today ..ive never tested mine but I will be soon to see what ive got.
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