View Full Version : Pitbull Pleco and Dwarf Puffer?

01-28-2012, 06:15 AM
One of the common recommendations for a catfish to go with dwarf puffers is otos, so I got to wondering...what about pitbull plecs? They're the same size and a bit hardier. How would they work? Anyone have any experience with this mix?

01-28-2012, 06:54 AM
Puffers are tasters, meaning they use their beak-like mouth to see if something is good to eat. That can include tank mates.

I've had puffers bite clean through air lines doing their 'tasting'.

Were it me, I'd just keep the puffer in a tank by itself. They are quite personable little creatures.


01-30-2012, 06:27 AM
That makes sense. I'm more curious than anything at the moment. I've read a lot of "DPs don't get on with most fish, but otos are usually okay" but no one ever says why that is. Considering how delicate otos tend to be in general, that's why I started looking at pitbull plecos for my 55 gallon, which is what got me wondering about them with the puffers and why otos work so well and if it's something that would mean the pitbulls would work as well.