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    Hi,

    I had recently punched 3 south american puffers for my 27 gallon planted cube aquarium. Is the size of aquarium going to be suitable for long term care? Also I have 9 cardinal tetras 3 Cory catfish and 3 otocinclus in the aquarium. So far none of the other fish has been injured with the puffers. Should I still keep everything in the same aquarium?

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    They may pick on each other for territory. Remember that they get 5 inches at full size. That's almost half a foot. I would re-home at least 1 for safety. What are you feeding them?
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    I'm pretty sure they mean the pea puffers (Carinotetraodon travancoricus), which do not get larger than around 3/4" TL.

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    I'd suggest setting up a 10(if it's pea puffers), as they tend to be very aggressive. I've heard of people's puffers taking out oscars that we're much larger than them. They're really solitary fish(most, if not all, puffers) because of this. The Otos and cories also need 5 minimum of the same species. So, my answer is no, you shouldn't.
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    I've confused the pea puffer with the Colomesus puffer, which still doesn't get too large, around 3.2". They do live in shoals in the wild. A trio can do fine in a 29g tank that is heavily planted.

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    Which is it? Pea puffers are better for a smaller planted tank like that while SAP like a heavy current and prefer a school. I keep one now in an 80gallon with a river tank manifold and he really tires himself out in that current. I plan on getting him some buddies after we move. I lost one due to a puffing up incident. It puffed up once at the store when I bought it and then again a couple weeks later. That fish was smaller and never really did very well. Something to watch out for. Puffing=bad. http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5a24876b...610_125657.mp4

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