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Old 09-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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pufferfish in a reef??

Ok so i have a 200 gallon tank that ive had running for about 3 months now and my mother in law got me a puffer fish. I was planning on setting up a reef tank the question i have is are they only considered a non reef safe fish because they will eat all the inverts or will they eat corals and polys? The only fish i have so far is a puffer three damsels and three hermits.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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what kind of puffer is it? Some SW puffers are more likely to chew up your reef than others; however, puffers are generally NOT reef safe.
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Its a porcupine puffer its so ugly its cute
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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Man I want one of those puffs They are so awesome looking lol.

Yeah those puffers will get larger and kill your reef.
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I had an F8 puffer (in a brackish tank) and loved him, but I think you need to either return him, give it to a friend, or make it a FOWLR tank :P
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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Those porks are worth around $50 depending on size. Good luck finding him a new home or redoing your tank. I know my LFS won't give me store credit for returns.
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He won't harm any corals ,,maybe bump into them or move em,but won't nip and eat them like an angel would..
They are considered non reef safe because all your inverts will be gone...
I say keep em
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He won't harm any corals ,,maybe bump into them or move em,but won't nip and eat them like an angel would..
They are considered non reef safe because all your inverts will be gone...
I say keep em
You guarantee his pork won't nip on some expensive corals?
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You guarantee his pork won't nip on some expensive corals?
well nothing is a guarantee in this hobby ,,so obviously, no i don't...,but think its a lot less likely than an angel nipping...
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Well i was planning on keeping him but i wanted to know what to expect because as of right now i have no corals in my tank i guess that if i do put any in ill have to stay on the cheaper side also im watching my hermits like a hawk and the day he eats one im getting 12 more to replace it just so it wont wipe out my cuc
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