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Old 07-28-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Green Spotted Puffer compatability

Ok so im bringing my GSP up to full salt. Does anyone know if he/she can co-exsist with corals and marine inverts or things of that nature? Or will it be to incline to eat everything?
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I would think a puffer is a puffer ,,but i never did what your doing so maybe you could let us know...JK,,but i bet it would eat em
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Do all puffers have the same temperment? If anyone may know...
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:10 PM   #4
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Its better not to keep them with any fish or inverts. Keep GSP around 80 degrees. They will eat anything, and destroy stuff when pursuing food IMO.
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Ok...i have no problem keeping him by himself. What kind of lighting do i need to support life rock as he gets closer to full marine? Could i keep him with corals?
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If you decide to keep rocks or corals, then you will need 40gals for GSP alone. Those things take up a lot of space for the GSP to swim in.

Not sure about corals and lighting. I'm an FO kinda guy.

edit: not sure how much live rocks or corals you will get. I just assumed you will get lots of them. Just make sure your GSP have enough swimming space because they are super active and curious.
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Puffers will eat all corals starfish seacucumbers snails and hermit crabs they are totally not reef safe I learnt the hard way but would never be without my puffers they have so much personality 
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Ok, That's fine with me, he's in a brackish tank now with some fake plants. Could i just do live rock and grow coralline algae? When I go this route, what type of light is required, i've read you don't need much but i just wanted to double check with everyone on here. I think some nice rock work with the colors of Coralline algae would be a nice look. I have a 36 gallon bow front now, are you suggesting i upgrade to a bigger tank if I go the route i'm thinking with just live rock?
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I've got a 40 gallon but with rocks, gravel and sand, it has only 36 gallons of water (I measured as I added). From what I've read, you'll need at least 30 to keep a gsp, so you have some room, use it well.
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Id check some of the FOWLR treads it's your best bet the GSP is a true pred so keep that in mind and there dam smart too
PS by goin full salt you may shorten his life span
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