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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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2 x dwarf puffers in 5 gal??

Hey there. Just enquiring about dwarf puffers before I get them. What are people's experience with them and what sort of stocking can you get away with? I know most places recommend 1 per 4-5gal.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 11:36 AM
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I had 3 in a heavily planted 5 gal along with cherry shrimp and they did fine.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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That's good to know. Mine's pretty heavily planted and lots of places to hide. I'd hopefully get two females just to be safe. I would just be gutted if they ended up fighting or getting stressed out. What did you feed them?

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I kept 3 in a 4g until I moved them out to a larger tank. Feed them snails of any kind, black worms, frozen bloodworms.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I heard snails are the main thing they love. I'm sure a place local will give me some and also have fresh bloodworms for them. Thanks for the advice. I feel a lot happier knowing I can provide the little guys a suitable home :-)

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