02-14-2011, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by shadetreeme
Is he fresh water..... I have spent MUCH time on that question.
What I have come up with is.... He starts life in fresh water then moves to brackish, and sometimes ventures into salt, but mostly stays in brackish.
Some people keep them in fresh with fresh water salt, as I am at the moment, but I have read that although they will survive like this.... they will not thrive, or meet there 15 year life expectancey. This has me in a quandry, I love my fresh water setup, and fresh water plants, but want to do what is best for Pete. I think I will be OK for a while as I am because he is still a juvenile, but I may have to ditch the plants and switch to brackish in the future
Dwarf puffers, Carinotetraodon travancoricus,
is an exclusively freshwater
species from India. It lives in sluggish waters thick with vegetations. Though they can tolerate a slight amount of salt, it is not necessary and should be avoided. Your beautiful aquascape 9and it is lovely) will suit dwarf puffers admirably.