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I'm gonna be setting up a planted 20l and I can't decide what kind of species tank I want. I love inverts so crayfish are amazing to me, but I already am setting up a Mantis shrimp tank with my saltwater setup. So that's why I was thinking about the Dwarf Puffers, they are interesting quite interesting. If you have any other ideas for my planted aquarium species tank lemme know!


Other tanks:
55g SW Peaceful Community Reef
30g SW Mantis Tank
10g Gallon Betta Community Tank
2.5g Betta Tank
40g FW Peaceful Community
.5g Wall Betta Bowl


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Do give Dwarf Puffers a try - they are some of the most interesting FW fish and they really do need a species tank. 4-5 in 20 long would be about right. Do go heavy on hardscape and plants so that they can establish their small territories.

Be prepared to feed them live snails and blackworms. They should also take frozen bloodworms.

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An unusual anabantoid species, such as Samurai gourami or betta albimarginata, would look nice in the tank. Granted, they are somewhat more challenging than dwarf puffers (samurais in particular may need water doctoring), but they can be quite spectacular when they are given the proper environment.
 

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Forget the blue cray, as they will make meals out of the puffers sooner or later. You can get cherry shrimp in the tank, and let them get well established, then they can be used as a good food source. I have the red eye, red tail dwarf puffers and they eat frozen bloodworms, snails, and frozen freshwater clams. Puffers really are great fish. Almost as interested in you, as you are them. Good luck

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Right now I'm researching plant species that'll go best with the water parameters in a puffer tank.

Forget the blue cray, as they will make meals out of the puffers sooner or later. You can get cherry shrimp in the tank, and let them get well established, then they can be used as a good food source. I have the red eye, red tail dwarf puffers and they eat frozen bloodworms, snails, and frozen freshwater clams. Puffers really are great fish. Almost as interested in you, as you are them. Good luck

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Adam, the decisions was puffers, OR cray, not both. I know that's not acceptable tank mates.

I carry several dry and frozen foods on hand, food won't be an issue, snails will be bred. Cherry shrimp are dope, never had much luck with freshwater shrimp. I plan on trying them again after the puffers are okay with their tank, until then, no more shrimp.
 
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