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freshwaterfresh‧wa‧ter /ˈfreʃwɔːtə $ -wɔːtər, -wɑː-/ adjective [only before noun]  1 DNhaving water that contains no saltsaltwater freshwater lakes2 DNliving in water that contains no saltsaltwater freshwater crabs
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freshwaterOnly 1 percent of the world is covered by freshwater.I have found freshwater dips for Marine fish effective at clearing flukes from infected fish.Larger fish will, however, put up with a freshwater environment for a short time.Until now the area of freshwater recreation has been sadly neglected.Consider the shell of the freshwater snail.Reels: A freshwater spinning reel with 6-pound-test line for the bait unit.Thus, the flow of life from freshwater to brine is compressed into talking distance.For one thing, marine fishes are usually larger than the freshwater tropicals kept in home aquariums.
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