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tory moore
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 11:52 am:       

I was on Puffernet web page and it said there are some cichlids that are brackish and good tank mates for puffers, but it did not specify as to which ones they were. Does anyone have any ideas?
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cindy
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Post Number: 5176
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 11:57 am:       

I believe chromides are. You can always Google:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=brackish+cichlids

(After you've replied, one of us will move this thread to the brackish forum.)


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dan
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Post Number: 3442
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 12:00 pm:       

the only true brackish cichlid is Etroplus canarensis

http://fish.mongabay.com/asian_cichlids.htm
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Sully
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Post Number: 5277
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 12:06 pm:       

I am of the opinion that there are no good tankmates for puffers. Regardless of their proclivity for brackish water. Puffers are species best kept in species tanks. And, as time goes on you will often find that the species tank is a single specimen tank unless ample space has been provided for these voracious eaters.

Etroplus suratensis
 
Etroplus maculatus

Etroplus canarensis

Many SA species (typically mature specimens) have been reported "swimming" in brackish conditions. But, they are not construed to be "brackish" fish. This may be a point of confusion when discussing the topic.

Edit--lol. That was quick. gotta stay off the phone.


(Message edited by sully on December 09, 2004)
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Shari
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Post Number: 2583
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 12:22 pm:       

Sorry to barge in, but I though Mono's were Brackish?

http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/brackish_water/monos_breeding.htm

Sorry, but I'm confused
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dan
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Post Number: 3446
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 01:28 pm:       

Monodactylus argenteus and Monodactylus sebae are indeed brackish fish but they're not cichlids.
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Shari
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Post Number: 2587
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 02:20 pm:       

OH...that makes sence I always thought they were? So similar looking to Angels. Gotta learn to keep my mouth shut But now I've gotta ask....what are they??
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Sully
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Post Number: 5281
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Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 02:27 pm:       

brackish.

did i ever tell you monos are some of my favorites--kept them long ago--lol. From there went marine.

momos are tempting everytime i walk into the lfs. but, then again, most fish tempt me--lol.
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dan
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Post Number: 3449
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 02:30 pm:       

that's a good question ... i don't know off hand but now i'm gonna look 'em up cuz you've peaked my interest.
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kkens
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 04:26 pm:       

I thought I had read of brakish cichlids from Madagascar so I googled and found two Ptychochromis species that fishbase called fresh and brakish water fish. Fishbase also lists Iranocichla hormuzensis which it says is restricted to salty streams.
Good luck in finding these fish at an lfs though
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tory moore
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 08:06 pm:       

Thanks for the info everyone. It is greatly appreciated.
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russ
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Post Number: 2300
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 09:27 pm:       

Again, while not a 'true' brackish water cichlid, I think this guy still deserves a very honorable mention: Vieja maculcauda)(Blackbelt cichlid). The critters can tolerate both brackish and marine
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Karen Curry
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Post Number: 99
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 08:35 pm:       

Petco guy said blood parrot cichlid's are brackish. David may be wrong though. I have no idea if they're compatible with puffers. Sorry I can't tell you anything for sure, I havn't kept them before. You might want to do some research on them.

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debbs
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Post Number: 1235
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 02:20 pm:       

I agree with Sully, most puffers need to be kept in a species only tank. yet there are some of us still willing to try to work something out with our puffers......
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Brett Baur
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 08:15 pm:       

for what I understand chromides are mainly the only brackish but I doubt they will get along with puffers for they are agressive. mine gets beat up by a female platy and swordtail.
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dan
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Post Number: 4899
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 07:20 am:       

Petco guy said blood parrot cichlid's are brackish

they most certainly are NOT.
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