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Old 06-02-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Are puffers okay for my tank??! Please help :)

Hello. I would like some south american puffers (I like weird freshwater fish) and do not know how aggressive they will be. I own 5 neon tetras, 2 platys, red tetras (serpae tetras) 2 botia loaches (they are quite inactive, occasionally nip fins, nothing too bad) 3 zebra danios, and a marble danio. I really want a puffer, but don't want to disrupt the peace. Please explain if i can add a SAP. Side note: I am 11 and don't have much money to experiment, so I would not like to risk adding one if they are aggressive.

P.S: Could you please reccomend an oddball for my tank that are compatible with my fish? (A shrimp, less aggressive puffer, eel (Not peacock, i've had several to no success </3)

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1) all those fish would be dinner as the puffer grows
2) the puffer would not survive in a fresh water tank as the puffer you speak of is brackish

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Not a chance. Dwarf puffers are the only freshwater puffers I'm aware of and that's going out on a limb. Puffers are territorial and love to nip fins.

ADF are a good peaceful oddball.

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The SAP is a true freshwater puffer, just to clarify. And this thread was posted twice, the OP has decided against puffers and is looking for other suggestions.
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