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post #16 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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I really like them. So far they have no problems together in the 5 gallon tank. I will try to get a video of them swimming together and even eating together (think lady and the tramp pasta scene). I just need to clean up some brown algae first. I still don't know what I am having an outbreak now.

I am really starting to hate this tank because of its useless light.


Edit here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqRP...&feature=g-upl

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post #17 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 12:21 AM
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Do they every puff up? im not even sure if that is somethingthey cant even do
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Do they every puff up? im not even sure if that is somethingthey cant even do
Supposedly they aren't supposed to unless they are extremely scared, stressed, or close to death.


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ohh well thats not cool, dodnt want my fish to be any of thoes, so that means i cant get thoes fish, cus my wife will try to scare it just so it does. i know her

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They are soo cool, so maneuverable! Like little attack helicopters.

I am thinking about putting 1 or 2 in my Ebi 7g. They will feast on the massive MTS population, but what do you feed those guys once the mts are all eaten up??


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Do they seem to have a personality?
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Do they seem to have a personality?
More than any fish I've ever owned!
Since their eyes are located on the front of their head (unlike most fish), they look you directly in the eyes. Most of my other fish swam around like they didn't care for me, but my puffers were always ready to interact with me.


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I have had one puff before. Friend stuck her finger into the tank and poked it. It puffed up for a quick second and then went back to normal.

You can feed them bloodworms once the snail population is done. But with MTS I doubt they would go through them too fast. With pond snails I never see them without a bluge in their stomach.

They are the only fish I really like keeping because they have so much personality. They keep swimming around trying to look at me. When I sit on the couch to the right of the tank I always see them checking me out. That is why my puffer tank is in my living room and my rili and OEBT tank is in my office. They are so fun to interact with all the time.
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so, would you say it is okay to have 2 dwarf puffers in a 5 or should it only be one in a 5 gallon tank? Lovely little setup you've got

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what do they eat?

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post #26 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 04:35 AM
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indian dwarf puffers love worms and snails, really hard to get them to eat frozen foods. I wouldn't go past 3 puffers in a 5 gallon tank I currently have 6 in a 20H with 3 otocinclus and 4 amano shrimp ( they have been this way for 3 years now) extremely fun fish to keep with great personality and are one of the few fish that pay attention to what you are doing outside the tank, they also begin to recognize they owner or whoever feeds them.
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That's a good idea. Definitely keep an eye on them. My two puffers didn't work out in a 5 gallon, which is why they got moved to a 12 gallon.

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Yeah. I might change things around. I have kept an eye on the parameters and everything seems fine. But if there is a territorial issue I will rehouse a puffer.
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so, would you say it is okay to have 2 dwarf puffers in a 5 or should it only be one in a 5 gallon tank? Lovely little setup you've got
Honestly I got lucky that with my selection of puffers. The two I have tolerate each other so well. They swim together all the time. But because puffers are messy eaters and the possibility of fighting I would suggest only one. I might change out this entire tank because it is almost impossible to grow plants in it. I need to change the light around a bit.

I feed mine frozen blood worms now only because one of the puffer does not eat snails.
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do you think a dwarf puffer would go well with endlers? I don't know much about dwarf puffers

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def not, they should only be kept by themselves or larger puffer fish
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