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Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Valentini Puffer ( Toby )

Trying to get rid of my Toby. Only because he's terrorizing the other fish in my tank. Local fish store won't take him any ideas. Current stock 3 chromis, 1 clown, 1 Toby and 1 spot band butterfly.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Try selling him on craigslist. Research before you buy something or this sort of thing will happen again.
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I posted him on Craigslist and no luck. I did do some research and the fish I bought were suppose to be compatible but there's always that chance that they might not. The only ones that he terrorized are the clowns. Had twin now I have one. 😟
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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An example is that damsels are compatible with most fish, but are very aggressive. It's not chance, it's their behavior to be territorial. Maybe give the other fish away and get a dwarf lion or some small predator depending on what size tank it is. Always the possibility of getting another tank and put the other fish in it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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Trying to get rid of my Toby. Only because he's terrorizing the other fish in my tank. Local fish store won't take him any ideas. Current stock 3 chromis, 1 clown, 1 Toby and 1 spot band butterfly.
Try calling a different LFS and see if they will take him. The one you bought it from may not but another might. Also, a lot of cities have a local aquarist forum. Look to see if you do and post that its "free"...people love free stuff! LOL!
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #6
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I thought of getting rid of my Valentini before, due to his fin nipping. It's hard to get rid of him because my son picked him out. But I know if I wanted to that one of my LFS employees said he would take him! I joke and look at it as: he's the smallest in the aggressive tank, so he just has "small fish syndrome". Lol and for anyone new to saltwater, no it's not a real syndrome!
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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I thought of getting rid of my Valentini before, due to his fin nipping. It's hard to get rid of him because my son picked him out. But I know if I wanted to that one of my LFS employees said he would take him! I joke and look at it as: he's the smallest in the aggressive tank, so he just has "small fish syndrome". Lol and for anyone new to saltwater, no it's not a real syndrome!
LOL!!! That's funny!
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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Where are you located?
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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I was asking the OP ...hoping that maybe he would be somewhat local. I'm looking at getting a Toby. Was thinking of a spotted, but the Valentinis are cool too. My son's idea too, so I understand how kids influence us.
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