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Old 08-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
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I'm going to have to fully (respectfully) disagree on the 20 gal for a pair. At MOST one figure 8 could be put in a 20 gallon. I am basing this on years of research and that i have kept figure 8's for 3 years myself, and my father for over 20 years. A great website, which has 100% reliable advice and information on it is pufferforum.com, they have encylopedias on all different kinds of puffers which are created by puffer experts that have kept puffers for many many many years. i would put one in a 15 gallon tank... but again that is a minimum. As fish keepers and hobbyists we should attempt to give ALL our fish the best lives we possibly can. And if we all go by the minimums, we are giving our fish a life in which they can't live to their potential.... of course no tank is big enough for wild fish but I myself keep just 1 figure8 in a 40 gallon and he never has paced up and down the glass because he has ample space to live and grow. I would recommend at least 30 gallons if you want to keep a pair of figure 8's
Oh I agree bigger tank is better and they most likely won't pace up or down or left to right As MUch if there is more room, and believe me when I get the money , there getting a bigger tank , mine are still really young , and as I agree 20 is better for one then a pair , but I also think 20 isn't the worst either if there YOUNG, good water conditions , and plenty of decors, plants, etc... I also think it is pref. preference too, I have heard so many say two in 20g is fine and only one on 20g is the min. , I totally agree that at full mature I and others should have a 30+ g. tank . I as said I'm still working on making DIY caves for mine at the moment. As of pacing goes mine do it only about once an awhile ( mostly when hungry) , and believe me I spend most of the time in my room ( where there at ). Believe me I agree with ya on 89% ( respectfully) . I'm hoping there be getting a 28g bio cube or just a real long tank very, very, soon. Also as of now mine are happy, friendly, great colors, and spoiled. Oh I almost forgot I wanted to add I think each and every puffer has is own personality. And as being bored I heard a long tube helps is this true ?! As myself , I'm still learning. Any suggestions on exact tank size not gallons but length, height width, so when I go to get there new home?!
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Just checked out the puffer forum ..... Great forum for puffers!!!
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