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    Mollies

    So I decided to give them a shot. I bought 3 and acclimated fir 5 hours. So far they are still alive. Just moved them into the frag tank. Will keep everyone posted.

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    Cool, I have one in my system. It's doing pretty well.

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    1 out of 3 made it through the night. I'm going to look at the steps and try again. Any other fish able to transfer to saltwater?

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    Green spot puffers

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    Puffers!!! Love my little green spots. If Wal-Mart gets in figure 8 puffers I'll probably get one of them as well. We did the same thing, grabbed a few mollies and puffers and did a slow acclimate into saltwater. Worked great, both puffers doing great and the majority of the mollies.

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    How long did you acclimate for?

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    Any other fish able to transfer to saltwater
    Columbian shark
    Bumblebee goby
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    Most "freshwater" puffers EXCEPT the pea puffers from India

    I've also read some people have converted guppies to saltwater.

    I've had very good luck doing a 24-hour acclimation. I put the mollies in a 5 gallon bucket, add a small heater, and drip very slowly so that the salinity reaches the tank salinity in approximately 24 hours. I acclimated 5 golden panda mollies a couple of weeks ago and didn't lose any.

    Once acclimated I feed them the smallest pellet food I could find and they go absolutely crazy for it.

    hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweat044 View Post
    How long did you acclimate for?

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    We just did a slow drip, so probably around 3-4 hours. Just figured if they made it, they made it.

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    I used to raise black mollies in full strength salt water and feed them to my anemones. I'd read somewhere about them eating hair algae so I decided to add some to my quarantine tank which has a bit of hair algae. I lowered the salinity a bit and added them straight in and they're doing fine. However, they don't even look at the algae. Hrm, my anemone is looking hungry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumpto View Post
    I used to raise black mollies in full strength salt water and feed them to my anemones. I'd read somewhere about them eating hair algae so I decided to add some to my quarantine tank which has a bit of hair algae. I lowered the salinity a bit and added them straight in and they're doing fine. However, they don't even look at the algae. Hrm, my anemone is looking hungry!
    Interesting. . . I've seen my mollie eat my hair algea. I thought it was a fluke. He also only liked flake for a while but now has started to eat the frozen food I throw in for my other fish.

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