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Thread: Keeping a spotted puffer?
02-20-2014, 02:15 AM #1
Keeping a spotted puffer?
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.
02-20-2014, 04:45 AM #2
02-20-2014, 05:07 AM #3
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.
02-20-2014, 04:02 PM #4
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.
02-20-2014, 08:09 PM #5
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.
02-20-2014, 08:21 PM #6
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.Current tanks:
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