Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by zoologist and aquarium fish expert Neale Monks "Brackish-Water Fishes: An Aquarist's Guide To Identification, Care & Husbandry" is a complete, 384-page, authoritative and 'user friendly' guide to rare, common, and easy-to-obtain species of brackish-water fish species which would prove ideal for the home aquarium. In addition to full color photographically illustrated descriptions of each fish, "Brackish-Water Fishes also features sound recommendations for themed aquarium tank setups, and tankmates for each identified species. Very highly recommended and an indispensable reference, "Brackish-Water Fishes" is a specialized and core addition to any personal, professional, academic, and community library Pets/Wildlife collection in general, and aquarium fish reference shelf in particular.
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Aggressive freshwater (brackish) fish tank - YouTube
The Orange Chromide is just about the only SE Asian cichlid available to the aquarium hobby. It could be kept with most of the Community fish but can also handle its own with the more Aggressive types. The Archer is perhaps the best known of the brackish fish, unique for its ability to shoot a stream of water and knock down flying insects. Bumble Bee Gobies are perhaps the cutest of the group, but can be a bit of a fin nipper. Most of these fish will prefer meaty foods or even live foods. An exception would be the Scats, who for those of you familiar with Latin has a name that means scat eater. (This is a family blog so I cannot give a literal translation!) These guys will eat anything. The Scats and Monos can be easily adapted to a full saltwater aquarium environment as adults and Scats can help control nuisance hair algae but are not considered reef safe. They, along with the Silver Datnoid and Mbu Puffer are “personality” fish that will quickly adapt to begging for food whenever you are near the aquarium. The Ruby and Green Scats can be a bit nippy but the Silver Scat has a live and let live attitude towards other fish. The Scats can get as big as a dinner plate and will require excellent to maintain their water quality. They will devour almost any type of plant. (Knowing this I once covered the top of my 75 gallon tank with a thick layer of Duckweed for my Ruby Scat to chew on. The Scat was about 7″ diameter and once it saw the duckweed, it stayed at the top eating until ALL of the duckweed was gone! It took less than 4 hours to clear the top and it never stopped eating.
My wayy aggressive freshwater fish tank.. (brackish)
Picking the fish for your brackish aquarium can be dependent on the size of the aquarium and/or the temperament of the fish you wish to keep. You can breakdown the types with the same options as those for a standard freshwater: Community, Aggressive or Tank Busters (Large). A simple break down of some of these fish is as follows:
brackish fish tank - from the tfhmagazine forum