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Old 03-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Does anybody have currently or has had a valentini puffer? I love them, and I want one but I can't really gather how difficult they are to take care of. One thing I read is the opposite of what I read before it seems like. Any opinions??
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this puffer is moderate as far as care. if you have any invert or corals it will eat them so be careful what you have in there with it.
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As of right now just some hermit crabs and some pretty big snails...not that I want to scarifice any other critters..but he's just so cool to watch!
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well they are very good at cracking shells so the crabs and snail will probable be on his dinner list. They'll also chomp on live rock
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They sound like such a pain! I would like one but I am working really hard on my tank so maybe I will just look at them whenever I go to the lfs...
I've heard some people never have a problem with them eating their inverts or LR but so far with this project I haven't been lucky...

I just like the way they swim..
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The problem is the unpredictability you don't know if they will or won't so better safe then sorry
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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seems like the cooler it is the more of a liability it is LOL
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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Puffers are worth it to do whatever whenever to your tank just to give them the right setup IMO . The best fish ever. Just feed hard shelled foods for their beaks. The puffer your interested in isn't a big or very aggressive puffer since it's a toby . The tendency will be a lot less for a Toby type of puffer to try to chew on rock even though It may try to like the others have said. I have a porcupine puffer and he has never just tried to do that . Inverts are a whole other story. My puffer will eat them all except turbo snails because they are too big for now. I cant say because i never had a Toby myself but i really don't think they would be able to crush a hermits shell . A member named Terrance will probably chime in he is a puffer guy like me.
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http://www.freshmarine.com/saddle-valentini-puffer.html Read this
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Ok so all that says is that they can crush hermits . I did say that I do not think they can crush a average size hermit but i don't know for sure because I never had that particular puffer .
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