I was looking into getting a Dwarf Puffer and having it live in my small established tank.
Here are its general specs:
Size: 5.5 Gallon
Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, once a week
Inhabitants: 2 Cherry Shrimp
2 Japonic/Amano Shrimp
??? Pond, Malaysian Trumpet and ramshorn snails
Filtration: sponge filter, plants
Lighting: 6500K flourescent, 8 hours a day
Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, assorted plants, rocks, dark grey silica sand
I'm trying to gather as much info on them as I can before I jump into this.
Could anyone please tell me what type of habitat it would prefer ie:
Heavily vs lightly planted
How it handles light (if it needs a lot of shade)
Water flow, what it prefers (because i was planning on adding a mini internal filter-turned powerhead since the sponge filter creates very little water circulation)
And I have more specific questions like:
How many dwarf puffers to a heavily planted 5 gallon tank?
What kinds of food should I prepare?
What kind of situation would be created if I were to place a dwarf puffer into my tank that is FULL of snails?
Sorry for the wall of text/barrage of questions! And thanks in advance for the help!