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Old 09-26-2010, 09:53 PM   #1 
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mahachai bettas brackish or not

i have been reading old information about mahachai bettas being brackish water dwelling bettas.

for this discussion and purpouses brackish water is defined as a mix of salt and sea water with an sg of more than 1.005 and less than full sea water.

i have not found any indication that the mahachai bettas is not brackish tollerant but information is not easy for me to find that is recent mostly they are 3 - 5 years old and talking about the "new betta speicies"

any links or information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:03 AM   #2 
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Sorry, I'm only familiar with Betta splendens... just thought I would bump your thread so the more knowledgeable folks can see it. :)

It seems weird, though, that a betta species would be brackish... I don't know of any gouramis that are brackish, and I certainly haven't heard of any brackish betta species...
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:41 AM   #3 
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i know that is why i am asking afore i do since i have a brackish tank it would be sweet if i could put bettas in it especially wild short finned types.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:25 AM   #4 
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question gettting burried please....
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mabey new eyes will yield an answer
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:08 AM   #5 
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I'm not 100% sure but I believe most betta species can tolerate a rather salty water (not sea water). Since all of them have been kept in fresh water, it would be safer to acclimate very slowly - like over 1 week.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:45 AM   #6 
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Most of our members, including myself, do not specialize in wilds and don't really have much information to offer you. I suggest checking with the IBC website and forum for wild type-related information. They should have the most abundance and accuracy of information. From what I've heard though, I do believe they're a brackish fish.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:09 PM   #7 
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the big question is really how brackish since technically any thing over 1.000 is brackish as long as it is made with sea water. oh well i will let the thread die now since i am on wrong forum.

ps i did check the ibc but they use brackish as a be all end all term and don't mention the sg that is needed.
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