Originally Posted by Pufferfish22
Hi friends, I have just upgraded to a nice big 40g tank for my little F8's and am looking for some good ideas on decorating it. At the moment they have a pretend fungus tree stump that they hide and sleep in on the left, loads of real and fake plants in the middle to look about in for food, snails etc and to help break up the eye line incase they feel aggressive (thankfully never have done so far) and on the right hand side a cave. They are on a whitish sand substrate.
Obviuosly the new tank is going to have a lot more room, so I'm going to buy some more decorations for it, what do you recommend? I was thinking a piece of driftwood with Java's planted on it, with the other plants around it to create a weed/planted area in the middle but what else do you think? I want to make it as interesting and stimulating as possible for them.
Thanks in advance x
I am just curious what kind of water you are going to keep the puffer in. I have heard several examples of conflicting reports as far as to wheater or not F8P are actually freshwater or brackish. I am wondering what kind of water you plan to keep him in now and as in adult. That would help determine what decor, I think, especially as far as plants.
Honestly, I don't really know how much it matters, or if relatively it matters at all. I know several examples of people successfully keeping this species of fish in both water types. I am asking this question mainly for decor options, and a tad of curiosidy.
I assume you are doing a freshwater setup (just because you haven't said anything about brackish, and the fact that some FW plants can be used in Brackish is somewhat little known)?
(btw, I think Java Fern is also a brackish species if it is slowly brought up to brackish)
Good luck with the tank!