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  1. Default Keeping a spotted puffer?


    0 Not allowed!
    I was curious if a single puffer would be ok in a 20 long? Most places say 30 minimum but if its the only fish I was wondering if this would be ok.

    Alternatively, I will be setting up a 40 long community and some places say they can be kept in with other fish as long as they have food and the fish do not have flowing fins.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Puffers are not suitable for a community tank.

    - They are a brackish water fish.
    - They are a toothed fish

    There are plenty of videos of people feeding fish/crayfish and snails to puffer fishes available online.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I forgot to update this ... I crossed facts ... The dwarfs are the freshwaters :)

    What do the videos have to do with anything? I was just stating a fact I read, I know their diet :)

    I would like a highly aggressive fish that will eat snails.

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    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 Happy New Year!!! - Rue 
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    0 Not allowed!
    You mentioned spotted puffer, I assumed the green spotted puffer? Now you are talking about dwarf puffer fish, which is another fish altogether.
    If it was the green spotted puffer, that is a brackish water fish, not pure freshwater.

    If you meant another kind of fish, perhaps a scientific name would be helpful at this point.

    I mentioned the videos, because you can actually observe how puffers behave with other fish.

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    0 Not allowed!
    yes I was researching several species and crossed facts as I said.

    I was leaning towards the green spot until I found out it was brackish, I had also been looking at dwarfs which look to be better suited for what I need. Especially since it is hard to get anything in my area.

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    0 Not allowed!
    dwarf puffers though I read produce large bioloads and may also get aggressive towards other fish. but if you keep a healthy pond snail population they will munch on them forever.
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