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Old 09-26-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Question Puffer tank mates?

I purchased 2 green spotted puffers in the begining of august, the tank is now full saltwater with 25lbs of base rock. wondering if i could add any other livestock?
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What salinity are you keeping them at? How large of a tank?
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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Clown fish w/ anemones would be an option.
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im not going to upgrading my lights so corals are out of the picture. the tank is 30 gallons with a salinity of 1.025
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clowns don't need anemones.
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so you think it would live with my puffers? i usually feed them live food (fish and big insects). also this is my first time with SW so another question, i have 2 HOB filters, aeration, heater and the base rock with Instant OCean. I just wanna make sure im not missing anything. O ya i also have a hydrometer.
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Haha, i mentioned w/ anemones so the lil bugger would have a nice place to dart to if the puffer decided to snack on him.

Its a risk to put any fish w/ a puffer(even more of a risk if you have been feeding him feeder fish). I personally would stick to less conspicuous fish, like those who always hang out in the rock work. As soon as you introduce the fish though, he may view it as feeding time.
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I think the puffers will get 5-6 inches full grown, so I wouldn't put anything else with them. Plus like said above, its a risk putting other fish with puffers.
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Really, the puffers will eat clowns?
I thought greens like shell fish (crustaceans).....?
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30g tank with 2 puffers? I'd say no more fish at all.
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