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Old 09-23-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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Valentini Puffer

A local fish store has one, and I want it!!!! I'm just worried that it might not get along with my clown and my two hermits. Anybody have an experince with them?
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A 30G is a little small for that puffer but it might be ok. It should get along fine with the clown but will probably eat your hermits.

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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The valentini only maxes out at 4" and would be fine in a 30g. So long as it was by itself. Your sig says you also have an angelfish in there. I wouldn't risk it. From what I've read, they are one of the nippier puffers. And, your hermit may or may not become potential food for it.
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aaawww Well I'm still inching for a new fish, any suggestions? Something colorful
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:03 AM   #5
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firefish, gobie, blenny... There are alot of smaller color fish. I hate to constantly refer people to liveaquaria but they do have a nice lists of small fish that would do great in your tank. Have a look.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...fm?pCatId=2124
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Oh, also have a look at the basslets. Something like the royal gramma is very popular and colorful. There are others as well.

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ive never had a problem with mine bothering hermits but it will atack "true crabs" mine has also never bitten any fins even though its been kept with yellow tangs,sailfin tangs and cardinals but in a 30g i would pick something smaller/ or at least different
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i've got a valentini and a clown together in a 20 g. w/ 40-50 lbs of LR and they get along just fine. the valentini has never nipped at him or gone after him, even when the little clown rips food right out of his mouth.

i have snails and hermits in there and he's left them alone. when i first put him in my tank he immediately, like within 10 seconds, went for a snail and i thought, oh no, they're all going to die, but all he did was nudge it and he's never touched one since. i feed my tank every 2-3 days and the valentini still leaves everything alone.
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i've got a valentini and a clown together in a 20 g. w/ 40-50 lbs of LR and they get along just fine. the valentini has never nipped at him or gone after him, even when the little clown rips food right out of his mouth.

i have snails and hermits in there and he's left them alone. when i first put him in my tank he immediately, like within 10 seconds, went for a snail and i thought, oh no, they're all going to die, but all he did was nudge it and he's never touched one since. i feed my tank every 2-3 days and the valentini still leaves everything alone.
I think time will tell if this experiment is successful or not. That's tight quarters and you may see problems down the road. Good luck.
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i've had the valentini for a month and so far things have been fine. my valentini is pretty passive. my clown is tiny, 1.5", the valentini is about 2-2.5"

i've got a 75g i can always transfer him to if need be
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