08-27-2012, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NeedToKnow
So far, there is nothing as far as water parameters. I thought I would get some stocking ideas, and once I found one that I liked, I would check compatability and figure out the water. My house is generally 75F, but I can get a heater if necessary.
I was actually thinking about a dwarf puffer fish, which needs 5g per fish. I would probably only put one, as they can be aggressive towards each other, but are there many fish that can go with a puffer?
My biggest problem with the puffers is that they need a lot of plants, don't they? Or is that only if there are more than one puffer?
You can actually fit 3 dwarf puffers in a 10 gallon so long as it is heavily planted/decorated. You need to break the line of sight and allow each puffer to have its own territory.
As for other fish with puffers, the answer is generally no. Puffers are aggressive and fin nippers so they do best in solitary or species only tanks, depending on the puff. You could try otocinclus or shrimp but depending on the puffer, it will attack the otos and find the shrimp delicious.
Puffers dont specifically need plants (Though live plants are incredibly beneficial), they need something to keep them amused which a lot of plants or decorations will do. They are very curious and intelligent fish and if you dont give them something to do they will become bored and glass surf.
Keep in mind dwarf puffers are incredibly messy should you decide to have more than one.
Last edited by emeraldsky; 08-27-2012 at 04:46 PM..