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    Quote Originally Posted by Carapar56 View Post
    It does not hurt to try? As long as a fish can physically survive in an aquarium it doesn't hurt to see if it can be comfortable. If you see lack of activity or the puffer pacing frantically up and down the glass then I'd suggest moving it to a larger tank as from what I can gather those are signs of the fish being stressed from lack of space.
    That's no doubt the excuse goldfish bowl owners use. Survival is no indicator of optimum welfare.
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    Pretty sure I said physically survive and thrive. Goldfish cannot get to their full size and thrive in a bowl. But an inch long dwarf puffer can physically survive in 4 gallons if that is enough territory to keep it entertained and stress free. It might of sounded weird the way I said it but I hope you understand what I mean now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carapar56 View Post
    Pretty sure I said physically survive and thrive. Goldfish cannot get to their full size and thrive in a bowl. But an inch long dwarf puffer can physically survive in 4 gallons if that is enough territory to keep it entertained and stress free. It might of sounded weird the way I said it but I hope you understand what I mean now.
    Of course. No worries, I understand. I just don't agree with you.
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    Obviously if the fish shows signs of stress or the tank parameters aren't staying in control, I will upgrade. It's not a matter of being unwilling to do so, I just really feel he will be fine and most likely thrive in the four gallon as long as I plant it heavily.

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    Bought a java moss ball for the tank today. Will get an updated clearer picture of the tank tomorrow.

    Also got a few snails and put them in my betta tank, hopefully they will breed and I'll have lots of little snails for the puffer once I get him. The tank is still cycling. Ammonia is off the charts right now and the Nitrite is starting to rise.

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    In for updates. I love small tanks. I hope the puffer deal works out.

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    Remember that you want ammonia to be no more than 1 or 2ppm during the nitrite phase. It shouldn't be off the charts. Are you adding too much?
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