Ethical?

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 218 views

  • Posts: 113
  • Liked: 83
  • Thanks Given: 12
  • Received: 15
  • Location: Barnsley

Wanted to get peoples opinions on aquarium cycling with fish? I have read that black mollies (i have these in my freshwater tanks) can stand full saltwater, as anyone done anything like this?

Animal

  • If I'm not here I'm not far
  • Posts: 1,292
  • Liked: 540
  • Thanks Given: 91
  • Received: 360
  • If I'm not here I'm not far
  • Location: Essex
  • Tank Thread: https://youtu.be/y79hUeT-N9M

Reply #1

Yes you can ,, and it has been done before, not personally but I've read the same that you can use mollies ,
Dave
 8D

Animal

  • If I'm not here I'm not far
  • Posts: 1,292
  • Liked: 540
  • Thanks Given: 91
  • Received: 360
  • If I'm not here I'm not far
  • Location: Essex
  • Tank Thread: https://youtu.be/y79hUeT-N9M

Reply #2

Found this little bit of info , there's obviously more info out there but gives you an idea.

Mollies are very versatile fish having the unique ability to live in both freshwater and saltwater if acclimated slowly. Just like other livebearers, mollies are easy to breed, and make fascinating fish for the seasoned aquarist. These fish will add drama and contrast to the semi-aggressive aquarium.
Hope this helps
Dave
 8D

Thanks:


ajm83

  • Andy
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1,397
  • Liked: 502
  • Thanks Given: 191
  • Received: 317
  • Problems: 99
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/andy's-85l-nano/new/#new

Reply #3

Are you talking about using mature liverock/a potion like Dr Tim's or ATM Colony plus a fish, or  just dropping a fish in with some deadrock?

I'd say the liverock/potion + fish is fine, the latter not so much.  Keeping fish in a glass box probably isn't ethical anyway, but I do think that if we do that, we should try and do the best job possible!

Re mollies, yes they can be acclimated and apparently guppies too!

Toper0

  • Posts: 113
  • Liked: 83
  • Thanks Given: 12
  • Received: 15
  • Location: Barnsley

Reply #4

Ive got live sand and non mature rock in tank currently, some ATM colony coming to me as it happens (hopefully today / tomorrow) and access to black mollies

Take your point on keeping fish in glass boxes

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 863
  • Liked: 390
  • Thanks Given: 147
  • Received: 349
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/5g-euphyllia-reef/

Reply #5

Mollies and Guppies can be acclimated to Saltwater, there was a really nice tank that had Guppies and Goniopora's, can't remember what forum but that was beautiful. I had hybrids of Wild Guppies and Ender's Livebearers in with Mangroves year ago, that was a lot of fun.


Live Cycling or Fish in Cycles. It is frowned upon due to the bottled bacteria, although IMO my favourite way to cycle a tank. Many people call it cruel but if it is done correctly no damage is done to the fish. This is also the reason why many people used to have a Damsel in their tanks as they are little buggers to catch and return 

Thanks:


Toper0

  • Posts: 113
  • Liked: 83
  • Thanks Given: 12
  • Received: 15
  • Location: Barnsley

Reply #6

Found this, they look okay to be honest as well


Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 863
  • Liked: 390
  • Thanks Given: 147
  • Received: 349
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/5g-euphyllia-reef/

Reply #7

Mollies will decimate GHA as well. Plus they grow much larger in SW set ups

semiroundel

  • Posts: 180
  • Liked: 87
  • Thanks Given: 32
  • Received: 17
  • Location: Hounslow, Middx

Reply #8

Wanted to get peoples opinions on aquarium cycling with fish? I have read that black mollies (i have these in my freshwater tanks) can stand full saltwater, as anyone done anything like this?
Toper0,
You're getting bored cycling your tank aren't you?
Steady lad, if this is the beginning, there's a need for loads of patience later on. Steady as she goes, you'll be glad of a measured approach later down the line.
Ask me how I know....

Thanks:


Toper0

  • Posts: 113
  • Liked: 83
  • Thanks Given: 12
  • Received: 15
  • Location: Barnsley

Reply #9

Go on then, explain

semiroundel

  • Posts: 180
  • Liked: 87
  • Thanks Given: 32
  • Received: 17
  • Location: Hounslow, Middx

Reply #10

Go on then, explain
Well as I explained on my other posts, I didn't have the patience to do things correctly, including the regular maintenance, so several years down the line I'm starting again. Here's hoping that it'll work out better this time.
I'm sure you'll do well in this, after all, I didn't have t'internet at the beginning, by the time forums were out I was on the way to ruin anyhow.

Thanks:


Tags:



Donate towards the running of ReefBase

Donate £1.00 Donate £2.50 Donate £5.00 Donate £10.00 Donate £20.00 Donate another value