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Old 07-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #11
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From what I read when I had my gsps is that they need full marine when they are adults but I always left mine in brackish. They will eat corals and anything really. Be ready to get bit everytime you clean the tank though lol.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:08 PM   #12
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Always so many conflicting arguments, which i am fine by, cause i'm sure everyone has a different experience, some have had theirs in brackish its entire life and lived a great life or it unfortunately had died and same with full marine.

Maybe i'll invest in a 40g breeder and just transfer my equipment to that so i have the extra room, really do love the bow front though.

He's a lil guy right now, prolly about 2.5 inches and i always let him nibble on my finger, i know down the road if he gets bigger he'll be able to eat my finger, but for now he's like a lil puppy. How long has everyone had their GSP's? And have they reached the full 6" like most profiles on them say they will?

If i was to take him to full Marine, and get live rock, would I be able to grow Coralline algae safetly with him to give the tank some color? Also, is a special light required for this type of algae?
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On my porcupine puffer tank he has coraline on the rocks and I just have a freshwater bulb on mine
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:14 PM   #14
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Perfect, thanks alot i appreciate your response Honda...I hope others have input on their GSP's
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:29 AM   #15
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PS by goin full salt you may shorten his life span
Do you mean lengthen?
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:55 AM   #16
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No the salty'er the water the harder the fish has to work to keep hydrated Im most likely wrong Not shure if they migrate to full salt when they mature and return to brackish to spawn.you got me wondering now so i gotta find out lol
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I wish I remembered the website. It said they live in brackish tributaries and then move to full marine when they are adults
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:23 AM   #18
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Ok heres what i found in case any ones interested. dang it now i want one
Green Spotted Puffer Profile (TROPICAL FISH ARTICLES)
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As long as the GSP reaches the higher end of the salinity level, then it will live a long healthy life. They live in full marine water, but travel to freshwater to pump out some new GSP in freshwater. Since we don't breed them, its better to keep their water condition stable with no fluctuation with SG.

You have many options for the tank if the GSP goes full marine, like putting in live rocks and other marine fishes (not recommended). At the higher end of the brackish levels, you have less options. Either way, just make sure your GSP gets water that is close to marine water as an adult.
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I think it all depends on the individual fish. The mrs keeps her GSP in with a few soft corals and he completely ignores them. He's housed with a couple clowns with no probs either but years ago I had a GSP that was EVIL. You can never tell.
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