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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-05-2003, 09:05 PM
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I've had problems with male Dwarf Gouramis fighting each other (to their mutual destruction). The would also harass angelfish and whatever else wasn't faster then them. They are little bastards and I would recommend only keeping one.
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hah. thats weird. in my tanks, the gouramis seem to be ones being picked on! by Tetras! ,not even biging ones! they are really annoying fin nippers because im not keeping them in a school. this was when i first started the fish hobby, and i still haven't got a school of them. o well.. :shock:
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I think whatever thinks he is the dominant fish. I have never seen an aggressive neon goby, ever. My wife has a damsel, neon goby and a tang in a 29 gal tank (yeah I know the tang will out grow it eventually)But the neon is the most aggressive yet the smallest fish in the tank. Kinda weird.

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I keep dwarf puffer fish in my 3 gal they are really interesting to watch but aggressive

you could try an Otto
or maybe even a bumblebee goby
all these fish only get to be about 1 inch

you could also get a few ghost shrimp or even a frog
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I keep dwarf puffer fish in my 3 gal they are really interesting to watch but aggressive

you could try an Otto
or maybe even a bumblebee goby
all these fish only get to be about 1 inch

you could also get a few ghost shrimp or even a frog
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I have a Peruvian Puffer(fw) in a planted 5 gallon cube, he loves the open swimming space and is a scream to see buzzing around the aquarium, he picks on the oto a little and made short work of a ghost shrimp but they are so full of personnality.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 11:40 PM
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Hi:

I've been thinking of putting a nano tank (maybe 5 or 10 gallons) at my work and having a pair of dwarf puffers in it. I did see one comment that puffers need to be fed every day (and I'm not here weekends). What do you think? No skipping weekends feedings?
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Ngaio,

They should do okay but I would caution you to go with one. Make sure you make provisions for when you are not at work though. My puffers get fed every other day. So I don't think you will be hurting them by making them skip a weekend.

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So they are too agressive to have a pair in a small tank? Would one dwarf do well in a 5 gallon tank?
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Another consideration with puffers is that they won't eat flake food and prefere live foods. I don't know about you, but I don't have time for live foods at work.
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I hate to complain about this, and it's the first time in my life I have not worked like a dog at my job, but I have almost nothing to do at work. I work 20 hours a week and there is four, maybe five hours of actual work to be done. It's so bad I've begged my boss for more things to do! So time to spend on the tank is not a problem. And there is a frige - but I don't know if the other employees would appreciate wiggly worms stored with their lunches (some people are just weird that way).

So some puffers wouldn't take frozen food? I might have to re-think the tank if that's true. But I'm not planning to set it up for a couple of months so that is not a hardship.
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