Acclimating Freshwater Molly?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by CrazedHoosier, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Well Known Member Member

    So I am planning on having mollies as my first saltwater fish! I already have 2/3 waiting in my freshwater tank. How do I go about the process of acclimating them to saltwater? I've heard drip acclimation for a certain amount of hours, but also a process that will take a month. How exactly do you do it, and what method will get the best result?
     
  2. kluggy

    kluggy Valued Member Member

    Fresh water fish can not be acclimated to salt water
     
  3. OP
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    CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Well Known Member Member

    I don't think mollies are purely freshwater fish.
     
  4. kluggy

    kluggy Valued Member Member

    Sorry my mistake
     
  5. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    I would do it very slowly over a month or so. I would do it so when you chanve their water you replace the water wuth clean water that is 10% saltwater and 90% freshwater then slowly increase the amountof saltwater you add until the tank is saltwater.
     
  6. OP
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    CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Well Known Member Member

    I never thought of that. It's a great idea, though! I'll start at the end of May most likely. So far I have a female dalmatian and a male Creamsicle. Not sure what type I should do as my last.
     
  7. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Could you possibly get mollies that are already in saltwater? It would be a lot easier.
     
  8. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    I dripped mine for about 12 hours in a 5 gal bucket. They were fine to go in after that, I did the same when I brought them to just regular brackish water (long story).
     
  9. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Mollies prefer brackish water. Look it up if you're not too sure about it.
     




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