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My tank, Is this ok?And my fish 60 gal tank!
Old 07-28-2008, 04:23 PM   #21
 
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Are you certain about the identification? Tetraodon fluviatilis and Tetraodon nigroviridis look very similar, so it's worth double checking.

Regardless, while they may be social while young, it will soon grow up and kill every other fish in the tank :(. Puffers are great fish, with a lot of personality, but are best kept alone. These particular guys need brackish water in order to survive in the long-term.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:31 PM   #22
 
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Are you certain about the identification? Tetraodon fluviatilis and Tetraodon nigroviridis look very similar, so it's worth double checking.

Regardless, while they may be social while young, it will soon grow up and kill every other fish in the tank :(. Puffers are great fish, with a lot of personality, but are best kept alone. These particular guys need brackish water in order to survive in the long-term.
im really sure thats what it is

It will get its own tank in a few years for sure
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:55 PM   #23
 
If you're positive about the specie, it needs brackish water and will attack your other fish. It won't take a few years for him to start attacking and killing it's tank mates. Puffers may look cool, but they're brutal. Unless you're planning on stocking it with some bigger and meaner fish that can put it in it's place WITHOUT killing it, it's best kept alone.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:26 PM   #24
 
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You're going to need to get it it's own tank within the next month. It will soon become more comfortable in it's surroundings and begin to attack your other fish. Believe me, it's not a pretty thing, they like eyeballs :(
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:27 PM   #25
 
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ok I understand, thanks guys!
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:42 PM   #26
 
yup, rehome the puffer, either a new home completely or get him a tank of his own...puffers do best in a species only tank and usually start showing that after about a month...you know, just when you think everythings safe...

im not too familiar with puffer species, but id get him his minimal required sized tank, add lots of caves, good filtration (they like live food and can be very messy like goldfish!) and make sure his water parameters are right (there arnt too many freshwater puffers)

then in your 60 gallon you could do a VERY nice set up with some gorgeous schooling fish and mabe one main focal fish...

your tigets (and any tetras) will prefer to be in larger schools of 6 or more...this will also help to dampen any agression in the nippier barbs/tetras and make the shyer species feel safer!

so my first suggestion with the next fish to add would be a couple more tiger barbs, add 2 or 3 a week untill you have a nice siced group (6 or more)
tiger bards are notorious fin nippers...
while being in a larger group will help with some of the agression, they still have the potential to do quite a bit or damage so if you do decide to keep and add to the barbs, you might want to stick with a semi agressive tank.

good luck! 60 gallon is a great size, bigger the tank, more space for natural behaviour :)
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