Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-13-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 330
Will a dwarf Puffer work in a tigerbarb tank

Ok, you talk about a pair of AGGRESSIVE FISH.

Ok here is the tank.

50G

12 Tiger barbs (2 Inch each)
1x 4 inch Rainbow shark
1x sunshine pleco

I did something I normally bark at people for. I got a fish because she though it was cute.... regardless it's not working out in my neon tank. He's not being mean to them as they swim WAY to fast for him to catch it's the food source is not working. They eat flakes and not a big fan of worms.

But I feed my tiger blood worms all the time and there are more then enough snails for him to eat and pester (they are not why I want to do this before it gets mentioned I don't believe in using fish to take care of a tank!! That is the owner’s job!) I'm worried about the fact that he looks to be mostly full grown is not a fast swimmer. Would the Tiger barbs leave him alone or would he become fish food?

This will only be for about a month or so till I get tank devoted to dwarf puffers. I'm moving soon, and don't need ANTHER tank to move 60 miles.
__________________

__________________
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
CompMage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 919
i am by no means an authority on dwarf puffers, but i too saw them and wanted one. after asking the same questions as you i found out it's not the puffer you have to worry about (i guess their quick little boogers) but the fins of the other fish. appearently the puffers will really go to town on any fin they can get near. aren't they brackish, too?
__________________

__________________
*BELIEVE*

30 Gallon FW. 1 Albino Bushynose Plecostomus, 2 Harlequin Raspboras, and 1 Male German Blue Ram
justrelax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 09:12 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 863
They are soooooo cute. I want one too, but my pictus would eat it pretty quickly I think.

They might be brackish. I don't know. I see them at Petco and I'm not sure if they keep brackish tanks.
__________________
lovemybarbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 10:32 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 330
Dwarf Puffers are 100% freash water.
www.dwarfpuffers.com is a great site for info on the fish... I can't wait to get a tank dedicated to them.

As for fin nipping. The only fish I'm worried about is the Pleco. But he's kind of a spinny little thing so that might ward off potentals trying for a snack.

And like I said. LOTS of snails, a dwarf puffers favorit meal.
__________________
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
CompMage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 215
I had a dwarf puffer in my community tank with platies and tetras, I had to remove her because she was totally stressing my fish with the nipping and chasing! She's in a 2 gal by herself now and she will only eat bloodworms. I am going to try a little snail and see what she does because I read about their jaws getting big if they don't get enough sanil in their diet, don't know if that holds truth or not but I did notice her jaws are really getting big and square. Anywho, this is because I saw her in petco looking oh so cute, lol.
__________________
cappieBridget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 01:26 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
It doesn't really matter what you keep with tiger barbs, AS long as you keep them happy and in a school of 6 or more, I got a betta, a black mollie, dalmation mollie, red tailed shark, and the 2 tiger barbs ( soem died of old age ) all in a 10 gallon waiting to be teransferred to a 29 and i've never had a fin nipped on the betta or any other fish
__________________
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2006, 01:36 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Carolina
Posts: 34
Dwarf puffers are mean little fish, they'll attack any fish even their own kind. They are also hard to feed because mine barely eats. They will attack the bloodworms and snails, but they won't eat most of the time. Mine became skinny puffer and died.
__________________
FRS Healthy Energy
catfishattack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 08:52 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
krap101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Roscoe, IL
Posts: 6,082
Send a message via AIM to krap101
the only thing ive ahd dwarf puffers work with was otos, which was mainly because they lived on different parts of the tank
__________________

__________________
~ Danny
krap101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
barb, dwarf, dwarf puffer, puffer, tan, tigerbarb

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Dwarf Puffer Tank The_Wolfman Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 24 01-02-2009 03:56 PM
Dwarf Puffer in 3 gallon tank? swanandmokashi Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 25 07-29-2007 04:20 PM
10G Dwarf Puffer Tank Pics joannde Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 10-14-2006 08:28 AM
Dwarf Puffer Tank! niks93gt Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 10-10-2006 12:13 AM
dwarf puffer tank mates? Japola44 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-13-2005 05:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.