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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Dwarf puffer black sand

Hey i'm starting a five gallon dwarf puffer tank and I just had a quick question, how would jet black sand look in a planted tank? also would it make the puffer stand out or would he blend in, they are so small and if he blended in to much with the substrate that would suck, anyways thanks for the insight

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When I see them at stores, they tend to blend in no matter what unless you feed them. I think as long as you have plants, the green color of the puffer is going to camoflage it.

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I have had black sand, red sand, and now white sand for my green spotted puffer. No plants though but he does change shades of green with the colors in his tank. He was a darker green when it was dark and now is a lighter green now that its white.

When i had a DP in a 5gal planted i had black sand and green plants and he was very neon green color with a perfect white belly lol. When he went into the plants he was gone blended in like houdini!
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I had my puffers in a planted tank with black sand. They blend in a bit, but the sweet thing about DPs is that they are front and center any time you come near the tank. They're such little piglets and so social, if you go near their tank, they'll come right up to see what you're doing....or beg you for a worm.

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