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Old 08-12-2013, 06:38 AM   #21
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What about elephant-nosed fish?
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #22
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I thought they wanted one fish? Plants could be sold if the wrong kind, and swapped out for plants that can withstand brackish water.{which the puffer will need eventually}
A 55 would be a good tank for a puffer like a green spot. At least they have a fun personality...like a puppy with fins.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:30 AM   #23
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I thought they wanted one fish? Plants could be sold if the wrong kind, and swapped out for plants that can withstand brackish water.{which the puffer will need eventually}
A 55 would be a good tank for a puffer like a green spot. At least they have a fun personality...like a puppy with fins.
Not all puffers are brackish and saltwater.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #24
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Most larger freshwater puffers start out in fresh and have to go brackish.
I am no spring chicken...
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Most larger freshwater puffers start out in fresh and have to go brackish.
I am no spring chicken...
Fahaka and mbu are two larger that are 100% freshwater. Idk of any other larger fresg puffers.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #26
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I was thinking you might have been thinking of dwarfs. MBU's and Fahakas can get too big for a 55. Whatever, it was just a suggestion.
Other smaller fw puffers-congo and dragon..
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #27
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I was thinking you might have been thinking of dwarfs. MBU's and Fahakas can get too big for a 55. Whatever, it was just a suggestion.
Other smaller fw puffers-congo and dragon..
Yep haha. And i think figure eight puffers are fresh too. And they will do good in a 55
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #28
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So many cool fish..so few tanks...
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So many cool fish..so few tanks...
Yep haha. I need about 10+ 265 gallon tanks!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #30
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I'm thinking I might just move my plants into my 45 gal community (gravel substrate) and add root tabs and then get an Oscar or something for the 55
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I'm thinking I might just move my plants into my 45 gal community (gravel substrate) and add root tabs and then get an Oscar or something for the 55
Theres tons of cooler fish than oscars that you could put in there! (Not downing oscars i live em) but you could try some really cool fish. Some of these will work permanently some will need upgraded to a 75+ eventually.

Red devil
Green terror
Female festae
Pair or maybe a trio of geophagus red head tapajos (then you could keep plants)
Grammode, or a pair
Salvini pair
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Yeah I'd like to keep the plants... What ones would you keep in the 55 though?
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #33
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Yeah I'd like to keep the plants... What ones would you keep in the 55 though?
The geos i would do a paur or a trio of red head tapajos. Pm cbourg and ask him what types you can keep in a 55. He is the geo master
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Ok thanks
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