Originally Posted by Mumma.of.two
Fresh water treatment salts are different to marine salt which is needed for brackish conditions so no it's not enough. Quite a lot of stores keep them in fresh water because they either don't care or don't know about their requirements. I have heard of people keeping them in fresh all their lives but they really thrive in brackish.
I think this can be confusing, not what you said, but the treatment of fish at the lfs
When my husband was looking to get an african featherfin catfish, we discovered that one lfs
has them in brackish. He said that they have been raised in brackish and so would have to be acclimated to fresh. The other lfs
has them in fresh and said they were raised in fresh.
I think it really depends on the lfs
and their distributor as to how the fish need to be kept when first purchased, if brackish species. Of course, I think they should be acclimated to whatever conditions they would thrive in.
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