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so i am about to get another 10gal for my aquarium rack and i decided i want a freshwater puffer. I was really keen on getting the figure-8 puffer but seems people cant decide what its water pref is best (fresh or brackish), or anything else for that matter. I saw life expectancies anywhere from 5 to 20yrs, i also saw water hardness' all over the place, temps all over the place... can i get some real info on these guys?

In the event that they are a brackish species, what other puffers would be a suitable replacement species that would do okay (by themselves) in a 10gal planted? any help would be awesome, thanks in advance!
 

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These guys will get rather big for a 10g, IMO they need a 20g. From what I hear, they are almost like mollies. They can live in fresh, brackish, and plain 'ol SW.

I see your from Renton, I am from eastern Washington, but be sure to go to the september GSAS meeting!
 

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figure8s adapt very well but do best in brackish to sw, though they arent that bad in fresh, however a good alternative and better fit for the tank size is a pea puffer[dwarf puffer] although not as astounding to watch eat they are still very awesome fish to see in a planted tank, and are so so cute for vicious little fish
 
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