Clown killifish in brackish?

pjeterschornstein
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I want to get some bumblebee goby but not sure if to add them together with the killifish. My water are pretty hard (PH 7.6+ high GH & KH) and they seem to do great. I've read in seriously fish that they found sometime in slightly brackish Epiplatys annulatus – Clown Killifish (Haplochilus annulatus, Pseudepiplatys annulatus) — Seriously Fish. I need to shoot for low end salinity 1.003-1.005 for the goby. I'm not sure how could this effect the killi so I thought I better ask more experienced.
 
FinalFins
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I would not add any freshwater species to brackish waters.

Instead I would opt for the freshwater bumblebee goby species. I think you will need to be finding Brachygobius xanthomelas , rather than the other species of bumble bee goby.
 
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chromedome52
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I think the population found in very mildly brackish conditions is an exception that has adapted. These are not the ones generally found in the hobby. Most in the hobby come from soft, slightly acidic backwater swamps, and it is better to keep them that way.

Not sure that even a supposed Freshwater Bumblebee Goby would do well in the waters that annulatus prefers.
 
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pjeterschornstein
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Ok thanks! I guess I'll have to do a separate tank then !
 

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