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Old 04-16-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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whats a good tank mate for a dogface puffer in a 46g bow

Just started saltwater been setup with live rock and sand for a month with 3 damsels. Just recieved my 36" Coralife 2x96 light bought a dogface puffer fish ( a lot of personality ) I am thinking of adding a lionfish. Whatelse can I put that will look colorfull or evil and have the same wow factor when people check out my tank??
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What size tank? The lionfish will eat any fish it can swallow, like your damsels, possibly the puffer, depending on size.
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You got decent lights for just fish only IMO.

Ditch the damsels, forget the puffer and lions. Go for clowns and reef. I get lots of "wows" from my reef. My 2 cents.
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Hmmm, that puffer needs a minimum of a 100 gallon tank.
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Yeah...I was going to say that the puffer is not a good choice for that small a tank.....I agree with what Austinsdad said...ditch the damsels and go with a reef with nemo and a couple of other fish..
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The dogface puffer needs at least a 100 gallon tank. Both fish will be too much for that size tank anyway. You`ll need to do a serious upgrade or seek out some new tankmates.
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Re: whats a good tank mate for a dogface puffer in a 46g bow

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Just started saltwater been setup with live rock and sand for a month with 3 damsels. Just recieved my 36" Coralife 2x96 light bought a dogface puffer fish ( a lot of personality ) I am thinking of adding a lionfish. Whatelse can I put that will look colorfull or evil and have the same wow factor when people check out my tank??
this site is helpfull / What if the dogface puffer is all that I have and I add some Soft Corals will the dogface puffer be ok. How big do they get?? And do I really need a protein skimmer? I was going to buy one and didnt want to spend more than $150 dollars the reviews on skimmers are mostly negative.
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They can grow a little over 1foot, so he would be extreemly unhappy and possibly die of stress or development (poor growth) issues. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but he should go back and be in a home where he can thrive and be happy. I saw one in a 150G and he looked to be almost full grown and took up a lot of space. I really dig Saddle Valentini Puffer and he would definitely fit in your tank. They are really playfull and attention hogs.
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I agree with Scott that there are other puffers that will fit in your tank. It`s just that that one will not.
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They can grow a little over 1foot, so he would be extreemly unhappy and possibly die of stress or development (poor growth) issues. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but he should go back and be in a home where he can thrive and be happy. I saw one in a 150G and he looked to be almost full grown and took up a lot of space. I really dig Saddle Valentini Puffer and he would definitely fit in your tank. They are really playfull and attention hogs.
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****it that sucks!!!!!!!!! I like the dogface. will the Saddle Valentini Puffer do ok in a reef tank with mainly soft corals a anenome and 1 nemo?????????
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