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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Brackish and Breeding

So, I'm going to trade in a bunch of my fish and set up a 30 gallon brackish tank.

I've got a few options. I could move my dwarf puffers into my 10 gallon tank and have that tank insanely heavily planted, and use my 5 gallon tank to breed cherry shrimp

Or I could leave my dwarf puffers as is and use the 10 gallon to breed more than one type of shrimp, snails, and potentially freshwater clams (still researching that)

Which might be a good idea, because it seems like all the fish I plan on getting for that 30 gallon have voracious appetites and love live food. Also, my current dwarf puffers don't like eating even frozen brine shrimp that I can tell. They seem much happier with the occasional snail that I can get, or mangling the heads off of ghost shrimp.

I've never done a brackish setup. I'm going to get a figure 8 puffer and a few bumblebee gobies. The puffer fish will be the main attraction - and I'll provide lots of hiding places and plants to keep the puffer's aggression at bay.

SO - what type of plants should I be putting in a semi brackish tank? And since I've never done brackish are there any tips you can provide? Also, would it be possible to breed shrimp without separating the brine shrimp from the adults? Or will the adults just eat them (I've seen ghost shrimp sickeningly going after frozen brine shrimp lol)?

The tank is coming in this week. I'll clean the hell out of it and get it ready for plants and decor when my next paycheck comes around.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 07:21 AM
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Mangrove plants ? Personally I would place driftwoods and stack flat stones, making it look natural in a way

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