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Old 08-23-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Confused.

I have a green spotted puffer and i have had mixe views on whether or not they can be kept with figure 8 puffers. Has anyone here ever kept them together? My green spotted puffer is still small, about the size of a quarter.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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I wouldn't chance it, personally.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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i seriously thought green spotted puffers were supposed to be saltwater and figure 8's and dwarf puffers are ok in FW or brackish maybe??? not to sure either.. LOL, but its worth investigating, anybody else know???

also, if they are FW, you can have different kinds of puffers together.
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Green spotted puffers need brackish water, and I think (not sure) sw when they're older. Dwarf puffers are freshwater, figure 8's are brackish only.
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:23 AM   #5
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I have my puffer in brackish water.
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:28 AM   #6
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If you do get any F-8's, let me know how they are. Might be getting some, eventually.
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Ive always read that puffers are species only. I would get more green spotted instead of mixing the two species
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:47 AM   #8
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I think I read an article by Pufferpunk that said that the GSPs are ok in brackish water while they are young, but do actually need a marine setup when they mature. I think she also said that most puffers do better in species tanks, so I wouldn't mix them.
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Alright, i guess i wont be getting one then :P.
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green spotted puffers need heavly brackish water to full salt when they reach maturity. I only know this because I looked it up recently.. HTH the salintity level can be less when they are younger but moving it up slowly would be wise..
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