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Old 02-21-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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Minimal Tank for Puffer

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I am considering setting up a fish only tank for a puffer. I have a real sweetheart for them, but won't put one in my community reef. What do you think the minimal requirements for such a tank would be? I would use non-natural filtration -- not live rock/live sand. I'd consider any Puffer, Porcupine, Boxfish, or Cowfish, but only one fish for this tank.



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Old 02-21-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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Have you considered the smaller Canthigastar species like the Valentini Puffer? Some of these puffers could be housed in 20-30g aquariums.

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:55 PM   #3
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any of the others probably at least a 67 or a 90g would do for quite a long time
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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Porcupine, Boxfish, or Cowfish, are not the best choices.
why no LR? a 55 to start and when the puffer got large a 90 would be best. do some reading on these fish before making a jump..
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:52 PM   #5
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Have you considered the Dogface? They get big (12"+), but they have the best personality. They also need a big tank (125g+, 180g reccomeneded). I have had mine for a few days now (I have had other Puffers in the past), and he is by far, my favorite. Hope you consider one!
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