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Old 06-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Who Wants puffers?? I Want Puffers!

well ive been reading reading up on articles and such and ive decided to do a puffer only tank (i need be) with a single or maybe 2-3 if im allowed, and i just want some info, are there purely freshwater puffers? only brackwater..? what genus should i get? i have a 30g tank with a tetra ex45 filter, 100w tetra heater, DIY 10k white/460nm blue led lighting, and either gravel or playsand substrate, and coral inserts, where do i start? and yes its currently fully cycled as purely freshwater so im ready as of today, or i can startover with brackwater, lay it on me guys! thanks in advance!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Puffers also really interest me, ill be interested in what you find out!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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I like pea puffers, saw them for the first time in a pet store. I am not sure if they can be in groups but a whole school/shaol of them in that big a tank would be amazing.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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Could do dwarf puffers..theyre freshwater and are small and should be in a species only tank..in a 30 you could put maybe 3 in it. They can be aggressive though so you would need some breaks in the decor for territory reasons.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Could do dwarf puffers..theyre freshwater and are small and should be in a species only tank..in a 30 you could put maybe 3 in it. They can be aggressive though so you would need some breaks in the decor for territory reasons.
Alright and were talking purely freshwater? And breaks as in hiding spots?
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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My Lfs said amazon puffers are one of the best comment puffers
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My Lfs said amazon puffers are one of the best comment puffers
Purely freshwater?
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #8
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Yes but they can be rare so ask your dealer to see if they can order them.
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Purely freshwater?
Yes amazon or South American puffers are pulley fresh water
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Yes amazon or South American puffers are pulley fresh water
How about availability? Do I have to order online? Or can I get them locally?
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They are pretty hard to find and only Come available In the mid to late summer. If you talk to your lfs they could possible be able to have them order them as it is getting to their season. They are hard to find online to, gunpowderaquatics should b getting a shipment in soon and you could order them through them.
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Some fish farms might sell these puffers.
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Some fish farms might sell these puffers.
What about leopards or figure eights? That's what my lfs has in stock
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Figure 8 puffers are brackish. I would need the scientific name of the leopard puffer
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Figure 8 puffers are brackish. I would need the scientific name of the leopard puffer
**** hold on,
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Figure 8 puffers are brackish. I would need the scientific name of the leopard puffer
It's a green spotted puffer
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Leopards are brackish as well
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Leopards are brackish as well
Which means salt water?
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No, brackish is lower percentage of salt vs full salt.
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Both species are also pretty aggressive
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