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GuppyLover 06-26-2011 12:04 AM

Dwarf Puffers
 
I will soon have a new 10 gal and once I cycle I was wondering if I would be able to put a dwarf puffer in . I always feel bad and want to rescue one from walmart when I see them chasing there tail in circles.

Galligak 06-26-2011 12:10 AM

Those aren't dwarf puffers. Those are green spotted puffers which need minimum 30 gal. If you can find a dwarf puffer you could get 2 of them, but plant it heavily or else they'll fight.

GuppyLover 06-26-2011 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by AquaKai
Those aren't dwarf puffers. Those are green spotted puffers which need minimum 30 gal. If you can find a dwarf puffer you could get 2 of them, but plant it heavily or else they'll fight.

Thank you!! I was just there today and saw them and it made me wonder.

Galligak 06-26-2011 12:14 AM

No problem:) my sister thought the same thing so I did lots of research. If you need to know anything else just ask!

GuppyLover 06-26-2011 12:17 AM

I have always wondered this but however much I try to surprise them they never ' blow up '. Do they actually blow up when frightened?

Galligak 06-26-2011 12:19 AM

Yes they do but don't do it too often because it stresses it out. They puff up because they become upset or frightened or sometimes just because they're mad.

GuppyLover 06-26-2011 12:22 AM

I remember my oldest brother dancing around infront of the puffer tank trying to make them blow up for his daughter when she was 2 (4 now). Those poor things are so lethargic and sickly looking but there faces are so cute. I hate walmart.

Galligak 06-26-2011 12:25 AM

Same just going and looking at the poor fish just makes me want to buy them all. But then I stop and think about the costs... Also if you really wanted to help one of the puffers you could buy it now and get a 30 gal in a few months or you could try to find a dwarf puffer (which is what I am currently doing)

GuppyLover 06-26-2011 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by AquaKai
Same just going and looking at the poor fish just makes me want to buy them all. But then I stop and think about the costs... Also if you really wanted to help one of the puffers you could buy it now and get a 30 gal in a few months or you could try to find a dwarf puffer (which is what I am currently doing)

With having to buy the turtle a 55 soon I think I will just wait and look for a really dwarf puffer. It just saddens me to see them in that state in a 3 gallon tank with ten others. I need to stop going into walmarts fish section.

Terrance 06-26-2011 01:01 AM

I always drop by the fish section when I go to any store. Its hard not to do it.

Shark_Bait 06-26-2011 01:07 AM

Where does one find a dwarf puffer these days. difficult to find em' :(

Esoteric Backbone 06-26-2011 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Shark_Bait (Post 1419628)
Where does one find a dwarf puffer these days. difficult to find em' :(

Only place i know of is online, I cant find any at any of my local LFS.

Shark_Bait 06-26-2011 01:28 AM

Any idea on where or prices?

Esoteric Backbone 06-26-2011 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Shark_Bait (Post 1419675)
Any idea on where or prices?

I did a quick Google search and this was the first site that came up

Carinotetraodon irrubesco "Red-tail Dwarf Puffer" | Puffers | Freshwater Fish | Aquarium Livestock - ThatPetPlace.com

treym563 06-26-2011 01:52 AM

Just got a dwarf puffer, 2 LFS in the Minneapolis area had them, priced around 6 dollars each

Shark_Bait 06-26-2011 02:03 AM

Online fish worry me :/ i wish my lfs stocked them or at least would special order

Esoteric Backbone 06-26-2011 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Shark_Bait (Post 1419714)
Online fish worry me :/ i wish my lfs stocked them or at least would special order

The Petco i was going to in Wy let me look at a book that they had and it was of fish that they could special order in for me, check that out at your LFS

Dylan5359 06-26-2011 02:09 AM

Dwarf puffers won't fight in a non-planted tank. People highly suggest placing them in planted tanks because they tend to get bored fairly quick. It has nothing to do with aggression.

Shark_Bait 06-26-2011 02:26 AM

i heard they like to eat (not the plants) but organisms that grow off live plants

Dylan5359 06-26-2011 02:38 AM

I've never heard that. I kind of doubt it because I frequently see people saying you can heavily plant the tank with live or plastic plants.


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