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Old 08-07-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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How big do dwarf puffers get?? And can they live in pairs??
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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How big do dwarf puffers get?? And can they live in pairs??
Not very big, about an inch. I have never heard of pairs but two can live together provided it's a heavily planted tank that breaks the line of sight.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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I had a pair in a ten gallon hex for a few years. They got a long fine with each other.
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They are actually best kept in pairs or trios from my understanding. Also each puffer need roughly 5 gallons a piece and there should be plenty of hiding places and breaks in line of sight.
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Did you use freshwater or brackish???
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Sure they can live together. In rare cases, they can breed if they are comfortable inside your tank. Go look at them at your LFS to see if you like them. They are freakin small!
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Did you use freshwater or brackish???
They are 100% fresh water from what I have read.
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Did you use freshwater or brackish???
Dwarf Puffers are 100% freshwater fish and will suffer in brackish conditions.

A pair of males could have agression issues, depending on the size of tank. It's recommended 2 females per male, 15g minimum, 5g per puffer.

Dwarf Puffers : Home is a great resource specializing in Dwarf Puffers.
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Can you mix them with other fish?
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #10
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No dwarf puffer are quite the aggressive fish, the only puffer's i know that might go togeather in a community tank is the south american puffer but they are still fin nippers, and if you would like to know more about them i'll throw you the link South American Puffer, Pufferfish (Colomesus asellus)
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