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Old 10-11-2014, 01:32 AM   #1
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Green spotted puffer???

I know they're considered freshwater puffer fish but as they mature they go more into saltier water could I get a green spotted puffer and put it in my salt water tank???


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Old 10-11-2014, 03:13 AM   #2
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Green spotted puffer???

I don't know much about them besides they are a freshwater puffer. So on this basis no.

If the puffer you buy is use to being in freshwater and then you put it in salt water of 1.024 or around that salinity it will have a shock and most likely die.

I don't see why if you have a spare tank you couldn't start it of freshwater then slowly change it to salt water of the same salt content over a matter of weeks. This won't shock the puffer and if you say they can go in salt water then it should work perfectly ok.

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Old 10-11-2014, 04:39 AM   #3
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They are brackish water puffers. Ive heard of people converting them to full saltwater by raising the salinity very slowly over a few weeks.


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Alright thanks for the help


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Old 10-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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In the wild the fry spend some time in freshwater, move to brackish water, then live in salt water once they reach adulthood. They are very aggressive so I wouldn't add peaceful fish like clownfish.


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Old 10-12-2014, 01:56 AM   #6
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They are and can be host in full saltwater. I got them at 1.025 for months now. Click image for larger version

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I acclimated him myself very slowly.


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I kind of want to get one due to them not needing a huge tank as I only have a 40 and I've had one in freshwater and I loved it I had it with a figure eight puffer


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Do not put figure 8 in the full saltwater tank. For some reason my figure 8s never survived. I had them in the saltwater tank at the same time same way as my green puffer.


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