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01-24-2013 06:33 PM
golfer_d
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Originally Posted by R.sok View Post
That tank isn't planted enough for 2 puffers, They get bored easily. I kept 3 in my planted 8 gallon fine but I had a high plant load to hinder sight
Can you even see them in there?
01-17-2013 11:01 PM
R.sok
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Originally Posted by laqu View Post
you have a puffer and betta together?

doesn't the betta go after the puffer?

or do you have a nice betta.. mine thinks the world is there to kill
you're one of the lucky ones. I tried putting a betta with my puffers but they would go at it
01-17-2013 09:26 PM
laqu
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Originally Posted by jjt View Post
I have a pea puffer with a half moon and 6 female n 3 male endlers in the 6g fluval edge. I always see the puffer getting out of everyones way but I never see any1 try to attack it either.
How often do you guys feed snails to your pea puffers?

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you have a puffer and betta together?

doesn't the betta go after the puffer?

or do you have a nice betta.. mine thinks the world is there to kill
01-17-2013 08:33 PM
R.sok 2 males,1 female

When I first got them I didn't have many plants so I put in a rock cave & small clay pot in hopes to curb aggression, But they still nipped. The aggression stopped when I added more plants & allowed them to grow into a jungle.
01-17-2013 08:11 PM
Tenor1 [QUOTE=R.sok;2269705]That tank isn't planted enough for 2 puffers, They get bored easily. I kept 3 in my planted 8 gallon fine but I had a high plant load to hinder sight

High plant load is an understatement, lol. Are your 3 puffers all female?
01-17-2013 08:02 PM
R.sok That tank isn't planted enough for 2 puffers, They get bored easily. I kept 3 in my planted 8 gallon fine but I had a high plant load to hinder sight
01-17-2013 02:43 PM
Tenor1 IMO that tank is MUCH too small for more than 1 puffer, but with that said...try lowering the temperature by 2 degrees F. Another is catch the mean one and keep him and the net in the tank for 4-5 days. Often this gives the others a chance to feel dominant, but the roles might reverse once you let him out. Puffers are some of the most aggressive species of fish. Sometimes a female can be kept with other fish.
01-17-2013 01:07 PM
CrypticLifeStyle Freshwater pufferfish are very territorial, predatory fish, they don’t play well with others. Your puffers will constantly have territorial spats, and one will eventually end up eating or killing the other weaker puffer especially in tanks that small.
01-17-2013 12:27 PM
jjt I have a pea puffer with a half moon and 6 female n 3 male endlers in the 6g fluval edge. I always see the puffer getting out of everyones way but I never see any1 try to attack it either.
How often do you guys feed snails to your pea puffers?

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01-09-2013 04:04 PM
golfer_d Thanks!

Yea, I should have mentioned the guppies won't be staying in the tank. I just have them in there now so the tank isn't empty (I was waiting until I returned from a 2 week holiday to get puffers) but I will move them back to my 10 gallon when I get the puffers.

I am excited to get these little guys. Any time I am in the LFS I go right to their tank. So fun to watch.
01-09-2013 05:49 AM
MABJ Agreed. This will be good. They can both establish their territories. I would personally remove the guppies if you put the puffers in. Their tails may be quick food. I've never seen a better predator than a puffer on the hunt.
01-09-2013 03:34 AM
Diana Lots of places in that tank for the fish to explore, and still some open space for swimming.
01-09-2013 02:58 AM
golfer_d ok here we go....first attempt at photos and its from my phone so bare with me

is it "planted" enough? the two guppies in there now spend a lot of time swimming down in around the plants exploring



01-08-2013 11:45 PM
MABJ 8 gal would be good for two. But heavily planted isn't an opinion. If you can't see the parallel panel of glass from looking directly at it, it is heavily planted. If you post a pic, people here will be open about telling you!
01-08-2013 11:06 PM
golfer_d I have an Aqueon Evolve 8 which is, in my opinion, heavily planted. I am hoping to add 2 dwarf pea puffers to the tank once the LFS gets more in.

Based on what everyone has said and what I have read, it seems that should be ok. Having said that, it also appears some people have luck with the little guys and others not so much.
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