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Old 08-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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DOG Faced Puffer

I want one not sure if he can be wit peaceful fish tho not to much info online anybody gat any tips?
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Arothron Dog Face Puffer

100 gallon tank minimum.
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When I had a DFP, I had him in a 75g w/ live rock and coral, his tank mates were

2 snowflake eels
1 hawkfish
1 trigger fish
1 dog face puffer.

As far as I remember they are not community fish.
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That's a huge bioload for a 75.

The dog face would be best kept in a FOWLR system with other semi-aggressive tank mates... in a 100 gal or more.
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Dogface puffers are considered to be the least aggressive Arothron's and usually not aggressive towards other fish except perhaps lionfish or triggers (depending on species). They are quite hardy, but do require at least a 125g display and, as usual, need to be quarantined (at least dewormed). For the most part you can expect them to also consume various corals, which can be somewhat curbed, along with ornamental shrimp (mine doesn't, most do).
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