Brackishwater BioGroups

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Sailfin Molly, native to Central American brackish waters. Aaron Norman

Brackish Water

Brackish-water ecosystems providing organisms of interest to aquarists include mangrove swamps, lagoons, estuaries, salt marshes, and brackish lakes and seas, including the Baltic Sea and the Caspian Sea.

Significant brackish bodies of water:

  • World's largest brackish sea: Baltic Sea
  • World's largest brackish lake: Caspian Sea
  • Well-known brackish lakes: Lake Charles (Louisiana, US), Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), Chikla Lake and Pangong Tso (India).

Definition
Brackish water (brackishwater or brack water) is intermediate in salinity or salt content between freshwater and sea water. Brackish water is typically defined as having between .5 and 35 parts per thousand (ppt) salt content.



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Reference: 101 Best Tropical Fishes
Image credit: AN
Text credit: JL