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Old 03-06-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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Reef safe puffers

Has anyone had success having a puffer in a reef system. I love the look of valentini and blue spotted puffers. Would like one but I rather have healthy sps and lps in the DT over fish.
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I wouldn't trust any puffer in a reef system. The blue spotted would be the safest bet, but you won't be able to keep inverts in your tank ever again.
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Whelp, no puffers then. I read they don't like inverts and thought maybe they wouldn't go for a big cleaner or coral banded but if it's a roll of the dice I'm not into it. Inverts are a close second behind corals in my book.
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But they like inverts. Infact, they love them...for breakfast.
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I had a Valentini in my reef with no problems, he did nip at some hermit crabs shells when I first got him but then left everything alone. Great personallity until I found his crusty corps on the floor...
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Yup, I had a bennetts puffer in my 55g he would randomly leave some corals alone but not others. Ate all my inverts tho... No reef safe guarantee


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Theres no guarantee for puffers. Its just hit or miss, mostly miss because of their fondness for inverts.
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