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Can bumblebee goby survive in salt water?
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geoff
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)5:09    Post subject: Can bumblebee goby survive in salt water? Reply with quote

Can bumblebee goby survive in salt water?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)7:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

bumblebee gobies are a brackish water species meaning they can survive in both fresh and salt water. brackish species tend to prefer somewhere in between though, so adding some aquarium salt (not table salt) will be beneficial to them.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)9:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it might be clearer if I quote your query from another board...

geoff wrote:
I have a SW tank set up now and can't afford anyfish to keep the nitrogen cycle going. At the moment I have angelfish, black ruby barbs, bristle nose catfish and finally bumblebee gobies. I was told they are a brackish specie anc I was wondering if they could survive in a salt water tank.


Personally, I don't know (I.e. I'm useless on this topic).

DF Bobo wrote:
adding some aquarium salt (not table salt) will be beneficial to them.


Although offtopic, I take issue with that. I don't believe aquarium salt is any worse or better than table salt, any additives are not in high enough concentrations to cause any problems as far as I know. Also, assuming you are simulating a brackish environment, you should be using a marine salt mix (I.e. Instant Ocean) not aquarium salt (NaCl).
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)0:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have proper salt for aquariums, that's not a problem. I cannot place salt into my tank because I have Angels, black rubies and bristle noses in the tank as well.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)7:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

unissuh wrote:
Perhaps it might be clearer if I quote your query from another board...

geoff wrote:
I have a SW tank set up now and can't afford anyfish to keep the nitrogen cycle going. At the moment I have angelfish, black ruby barbs, bristle nose catfish and finally bumblebee gobies. I was told they are a brackish specie anc I was wondering if they could survive in a salt water tank.



who told you that those fish were saltwater species? with the exception of the bumblebee goby and maybe the angel depending on if it's the saltwater kind those fish are all freshwater species and full strength seawater will probably kill them.
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