Marine Endlers

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by bluprntguy, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    I was at Aqua Forest over the weekend and they had some freshwater Endlers Livebearers. Decided to try acclimating them to saltwater (which apparently can be done). Seems like they would be great for a nano tank, so...

    I started acclimation of 6 Male Endlers Sunday night 8/23. I'll be slowly raising the salinity by adding small amounts of saltwater over the course of the next few days.

    I initially raised the salinity from freshwater to 10 ppt (1.0075 sg) over 6 hours late yesterday. All six Endlers were still around this morning and appeared unfazed by the change in salinity. They'll have a break while I'm at work, and I'll start again tonight. I'm suspecting that they will be up to full saltwater by Tuesday or Wednesday night and will spend some time in quarantine until I'm sure they are ready to go to the display tank.

    Will try to post some pics tonight of the very unglamorous set-up which includes a 3.5 gallon blue bucket, some live rock, a heater, and an old HOB filter.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
  2. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    That's really cool! Post a pic if you can

    Do they look like this?
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  3. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    Yep. I think that's them exactly.
     
  4. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    Wow nice! I actually am keeping these guys in my FW planted tank. I had no idea that they could survive in saltwater!
     
  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Black Mollys and big Spotted Puffers can survive in saltwater too Baykes.

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    The trick is to acclimate them slowly.
     
  6. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    Yep I had a pet store acclimate mine that I used to have he did the process and it took about a week
     
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I hope you meant 1.0075sg!


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  8. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    Doh! I never measure in sg, so I used a handy online Salinity Calculator and didn't enter enough zeros.
     

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