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Old 10-20-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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My lfs have a spotted puffer that is awesome

I'm looking to add another fish to my 46 gallon fowlr. My lfs have a spotted puffer that is awesome. After doing research I've found that the Min tank size for him is a 50 gallon. Right now in the tank is a maroon clown, talbot damsel and a yellow tail damsel. Does anybody see any problems with me putting him in my tank.
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i could be wrong but i would say you would be ok
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not sure about the safety of the damsels though
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The guy at the lsf said he's not aggressive he's in a tank with other damsels and some tank raised maroon clowns. I'll be getting 15% off because I told the manager about the death of my lawnmower blenny that he sold me. So the only thing i wanna know more about is a proper diet for him. Does anybody have a spotted puffer that could chime in on what there diet consist of that would be great
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Here's a pic of the tank he MIGHT be going in if I buy him.
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Are you talking about a green spotted puffer? Or one of these: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...60&pcatid=260?
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:07 AM   #7
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I couldn't pull up that link bit its a spotted puffer http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...260&pcatid=260

Any other info on him would be great
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They get about 4 - 4.5 inches big. Not coral safe, but you could try adding some cheap ones to test. Just feed them crustaceans. I saw one of these puffers at my lfs as well. It was all by itself since the shop keeper told me he was violent toward tankmates. They are very interesting fish. Depending on the personality you get, the spotted puffer might not accept tankmates. If you do buy it and it starts to constantly nip your coral or fish, then return it back to the lfs.


Edit: this little guy only need 30gal and you can feed him frozen raw shrimp at the grocery store. Thaw before feeding.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:44 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info. Right now the puffer is in a tank with about 8-10 tank mates so ill see how it goes. I'll be picking him up today

If anybody has anymore info on this lil guy I would really like to hear it

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Well my buddy had o.e and it would kill any fish that had red color not saying urs will but just b careful with it
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