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    Hi guys!

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with fresh water dwarf puffer fish? Ive done a bit of reading and am aware that its best house them in their own tank, so i have a spare 20gallon that i could set up for them.

    Any information from experiences would be great! also if anyone had any luck with another species in the same tank.

    Thanks!!!!

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    I've kept them before and currently am setting up a tank for another one.

    20 Gallons will be just fine for a Dwarf Puffer. Small fish but do produce a decent amount of waste. I fed mine mostly Bloodworms and Mysis Shrimp. I also feed snails as well, I just get them for free from stores in the area. Same snails that are a nuisance in most tanks are a welcome treat in the Puffer tank.

    They are awesome fish with interesting personalities.

    I have never tried to keep Dwarf Puffers with any other fish. Otos are the only fish you can keep with them and that is even hit or miss.

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    From the research I have done on these guys, you can probably keep about 1 male and 2 to 3 females in that tank (assuming it is long and not high)
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    Dwarfs are more relaxed then they are given credit for I think. Still species only but I didn't see much aggression towards each other, I kept 3 in a 10. No idea what sex they where, they couldn't have been less inclined to fight, never seen tamer fish.

    One thing I didn't realize before I saw them is just how small they really are. You cant tell from the youtube videos, they make neons look huge, that's how small they are lol.

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    They really prefer a heavily planted tank, apparently they get bored more easily and are more troublesome in a relatively bare environment. Best to have a steady supply of snails available too, they'll quickly clean out any in the tank and eat them faster than they can reproduce unless the snails are in a different tank. For that matter a large plastic tote with a sponge filter would be fine for a snail farm.

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    I have one and he has a supply of snails and he also gets froozen boodworms. He had some ghost shrimp for friends but I think he decided they were tasty. Down to one shrimp. He doesnt eat them all he just bites them and kills them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashbaxter
    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with fresh water dwarf puffer fish? Ive done a bit of reading and am aware that its best house them in their own tank, so i have a spare 20gallon that i could set up for them.

    Any information from experiences would be great! also if anyone had any luck with another species in the same tank.
    I am a new DSP keeper but I do have two female Dwarf Spotted Puffers in a 20G tank and they get along wonderfully so far. They lived together at the LFS for more than 6 months that I know of so they were buddies already.

    Mine eat Snails & blood worms and actually live with [And essentially ignore so far] two molly fry that survived the "Great molly purge of the 20" and I have not bothered to catch them yet [But I will].
    BTW I am not suggesting mollys as tank mates, This was an accident. It didn't spell immediate disaster though.

    My Other LFS has a pair of DSP [Also female if adults & I think they are as they have been there a while also] that I intend to add to this tank for a total of four in my Standard 20 when I feel it is 'junglefied' enough.

    IMO - They are tiny and curious but cautious fish that are very interesting to watch.
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    i have lots of experence with dwarf puffer fish they will do great in your 20gallon tank i have one in my 10 gallon and he is doing amazing. Check him out at let me know what you think of him.

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