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09-07-2008, 05:30 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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My local shop is stating that in a 90 Ltr. tank (Roma 90) with an external filter I could keeptwo "Figure of eight" with one "Spotted green ".
1. can these be kept in the same tank.
2. Is 90 Ltr. big enough
3. the "Figure of eight" is carnivorous the "Spotted green" omnivorous when differant foods are put into the tank will this cause any problems.
4. I am told both species only require to be fed twice a week?
Can anyone help
I have kept tropical fish for over ten years including a Malawi Cichlid tank.
09-07-2008, 06:00 PM #2
they told me to feed my GSP once a day ands snail a week.Nikki Geezy
09-07-2008, 06:48 PM #3
Figure of eight do best in freshwater or low brackish water.... GSP's start at low end brackish and end up at near full saltwater so waterwise they are not very suited.
GSP's will not tolerate another puffer in my experience other than their own kind which is also touch and go. Figure eights are the least aggressive of the puffers and may suffer beside a GSP.
Like all fish they should be fed daily and a supply of snails given frequently so they can keep their teeth worn down... if the teeth grow too long they can die as they are no longer to eat at all.
GSP's teeth grow faster so they will need more snails/crustations than the Firgure Eight.
If I were you I would pick one or the other although you have a better chance of a group of Figure Eights getting on well with each other than GSP's
Last edited by Fishalicious; 09-07-2008 at 10:24 PM.
09-07-2008, 09:49 PM #4
0Originally Posted by Fishalicious
Have fun with them, but really do your research.
09-07-2008, 11:07 PM #5
0Originally Posted by derekpufferAfrican cichlid and saltwater aquariums
09-07-2008, 11:19 PM #6