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Old 03-07-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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puffer fish

I have a 38 gallon bow front and was thinking of getting a green spiked puffer. I have 2 clowns, 3 blue green chromis, a banggii cardinal and a choc. chip star fish, and a couple of hermet crabs. Would it be wise to put one of these puffers in. I may want to go and add some coral down the road and if I do, I know my cc star fish will have to be relocated. Any advice.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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I have never heard of a green spiky puffer, is there another name?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Spiny Box Puffer

maybe your talking about a Spiny box puffer?

If so these guys get pretty big, I've seen one at almost 12 inches, and as with a lot of puffers they are likely to nom at the coral. I tried having a few different pieces of coral in my tank and my stars and strips puffer ate them up without hesitation. They are a beautiful and personable fish, although I've had trouble with puffers of this sort, all mine have had parasites But they are super cool, just probably for a bit bigger of a tank, and fish only. Hope that helps!
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Do you mean a green spotted puffer? I wouldn't do it. For a puffer fish that is not a dwarf puffer needs at least a 55gallon tank since they can get so much. Also, most people sell them as a freshwater fish and until they hit adult hood they are in brackish water not saltwater.
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thanks for the advice. I have done some research on it. My sister in law keeps threating to buy one cause she like them and I keep telling her no they won't work in my system. Maybe if she wants to add a fish or two, I can suggest some others that would be compatable. They are so ugly, they are cute but not for my tank at this time.
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They have a minimum tank size of 180 gallons on the site linked above. Just show her that.
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