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Post Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:02 pm
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I just rescued a couple fish tonite and i put them in my community 120 cichlid tank and i just found out that their are Columbian sharks. I did a lil research and found out that they can live in saltwater or brackish and also freshwater (kinda cool). But what yall think would b best for them, set up a new tank with brackish water, or let em hang with my mixed tank, or put them to my salt tank?

Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:15 am
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What I have heard about these guys, was that they move between brackish fresh and saltwater for their entire lives. I would assume they start out in fresh then go to brackish then salt then maybe back to brackish. So I would try him if he is over 4 inches in a brackish set up but that's just my opinion.
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:20 am
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yea their just lil guys right now 2-3" is all

Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:14 am
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Then I think that you could probably leave them in a fresh water tank until they get larger then slowly make the the tank brackish over the course of a month or something like that. That's what I would do.
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:46 am
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would my cichlids live in that as well. Brackish water

Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:26 pm
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Probably not.
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