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Old 10-31-2005, 09:33 PM   #1
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20 Gallon Stocking Question

I have a 20 gallon "normal" tank (not long) which I am slowly stocking. It currently has three dwarf puffers in it (at least one male and one female, the other's being a bit androgynous at the moment).

I would like to add more to this tank. I had thought to add two or three more female puffers, and two or three emerald cory catfish. However, I really don't want to overstock. What is a good balance for this tank?

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I would say you would be ok with the extra puffers, I would think the cory cats would work as well, but have no real experience with puffers and cories.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:22 PM   #3
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Adding?

Well, the question is, how many fish would be okay to add? What's a good balance? Three puffers and three corys? Two puffers, three corys? Two puffers, two corys? I don't want to overpopulate.

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I would keep it a puffer tank only. Puffers tend to be nippy and will likely harass the corys. So to answer your question I would probably go with 1m and 3 or 4f puffers. I do not know if you could add a second male without having too many territorial disputes between the 2. You could try to add some ghost shrimp for a clean up crew. If they puffers eat them it was a cheap meal.
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According to dwarfpuffers.com puffers can be kept with oto's in many cases w/o issues
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