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Old 07-02-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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Pea puffers or GSP or figure 8??

I am soon to have a 29 gallon tank and was wondering what you guys think about the puffer choices? I know they are different sizes and brackish. Just curious about experiences and which would be a better choice. I'm thinking pea puffers and ottos or figure 8 or GSP with some bumblebee gobies. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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I would do pea puffers because they;re easier to take care of and less agressive towards other puffers and other fish- not that they're gental at all but lesser than other puffers. Just make sure to heavily plant the tank! A good website for them is www.dwarfpuffers.com
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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I have GSP with BBG and love them, but brackish does take a lot of extra work, so keep that in mind.
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I have a brackish tank and it is definitely my pride and joy lol. But I disagree I don't think it is much more work at all just my opinion though
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I have a brackish tank and it is definitely my pride and joy lol. But I disagree I don't think it is much more work at all just my opinion though
I guess it all depends on your dedication and my BW is newish. I spend more time and money on my BW than my 3 FW combined. But not nearly as much as I expect to spend on my future SW setup lol.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:11 AM   #6
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For a 29 gallon, I wouldn't recommend getting 1 GSP unless you are willing to upgrade the tank when a singleton reaches 4-5 inches. If you're planning to get more tanks in the future, then get some goby. GSP are entertaining to watch since they are active and have lots of personality, but..

I say go with two F8 because you get two great personality interacting with each other. You can try adding in some gobies with 1 F8, but I would rather do 2 F8 with no gobies.

I think dwarf puffers are too tiny (I like bigger fishes). if you really want them, then get 3-4 of them with a school of ottos. Or 5-6 without the ottos.
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Hahaha ya I know what you mean I've been eye balling all the stuff I want for my imaginary saltwater tank. Lots and lots of money
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Alright so GSP is not a choice based on the size bid like to try brackish water as I also would like to upgrade to saltwater eventually and brackish is a step in that direction however I'd likemore than a couple of fish so I'm leaning towards the peapuffers.
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