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  1. #1

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    ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ - korith 

    Default Blue Girdled Angle and a Long Spine Porcupine Puffer


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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new here and hopefully we will be friends in the future. I've been in the hobby for as long as I can remember and I still learn daily about my hobby. Recently I've stepped down from large aquariums to a 100 gallon closed system aquarium. I have a need to reduce the work load of the larger aquarium to the 100, anyway on to my question.
    I've had both the Angle and Puffer in larger aquariums and have enjoyed both fish. I would like your opinion on keeping both fish in the 100, just those two fish. I realize the aquarium is small and am unsure if it would work? I hate to chose between the beauty of the angle or the personality of the Puffer. Sooo what do you think?

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    If your tank is a 4 foot tank, then the majestic angle would likely work. It is more common to see them get to 8 to 10 inches then the maximum size of 16 inches. It's still a bit of a risk tho and you would need to keep a really close eye on it. As the porcupine puffer also needs a larger tank (around a 4 foot 100 gallon tank minimum) you might run into problems down the road once both fish become fully grown. I do beleive both are fairly slow growing fish so you got some time for carful observation

    How long have you had these fish and can you share more info about your set-up ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. #3

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    Ops, I was thinking of the wrong puffer fish, sorry.

    I think the long spine puffers can get well over a foot. If that is the case, you would think you would need a larger than a 4 foot 100 gallon tank. But that is only based on what I have read
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. #4

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    Hi Cliff,
    Well when I had the Angle and Puffer they were in my 180 with a 40 gal. Sump. The other fish in the tank was a Huma Huma Trigger. All three fish got very large. They all respected each other and got along. Occasionally the Trigger would tire of me and take a large chunk out of my arm, I respected that fish! The Puffer was so powerful that I could throw a whole, large clam in the tank and he would grab it and CRUNCH!! he/she would spit out tiny parts of shells. One time he grabbed my small finger and scared me to death... but kindly he only gave me a love bite. :)
    The Blue Girdled is a slow grower but the Puffer seemed to grow fast. Maybe I can starve the Puffer. I would hate to continue listen to my wife nagging me about only having one fish in the tank!`Still undecided.

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    Yep, I guess its time to re-evaluate my -plans darn!

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    If you would like, post some details about your set-up and I am sure you will get a few stocking suggestions. There are a lot of interesting fish out there that can work with your majestic angle that you and your wife might enjoy keeping.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  7. #7

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    Thats really great Cliff, I appreciate the help. Here goes.

    I have a TRUVU 100 gallon Aquasystem(Closed System) with a Wet/Dry filter.

    Plus a Aquatic Life Compact light with T5 and led string (4 bulb +Led- 33 inch
    Active Aqua 1/10 HP Chiller with a Rio 271 GPH pump
    Remora Pro Hang-on-Skimmer with Rio 367 GPH pump
    Aqua UV Light 25 Watt with a Rio 486 GPH pump (this pump also controls the sump in the back of aquarium
    Circulation pump Supreme 350 GPH pump.
    Deco. is Slate no sand/coral substrata
    All pumps rated GPH have been adjusted with the consideration of restricted flow due to height .
    Not sure but is what you meant by posting the facts?
    Anything to keep the wife happy

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    Just looking for some set-up details so I can make some better recommendations.

    Do you have any live rock or tank decorations in your set-up that can provide hiding spots for fish ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  9. #9

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    Oh, and to answer your other question, I had a Emperor Angle not a Blue Girdled Angle plus the Huma Huma Trigger and the Spiny Puffer. I had them in the 180 + sump for about 3 years and the were large in size.

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    So... just to confirm, you have a tank with a emperor angle, a huma trigger, and a long spin puffer ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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