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post #1 of 6 Old 02-06-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question how many fish?

i have a 36 gal. tank and imwondering how many fish i can have without being over stocked. i was thinking of 3 figure eight puffers and 3 bumble bee gobies. would this be ok?


or i was thinking of 2 green spotted puffers and a coulple bumble bee gobies?

which would be better for my size tank? thanks for the help
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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These two fish are not compatible with each other. Puffers are considered to be aggressive fish and bumble bee gobys are considered a peaceful fish. The gobys will be eatin within a matter of minutes if you put them together.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-07-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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well would it be ok to just keep 2 figure eight puffers?
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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Keeping two together should be fine, just make sure that there are enough hiding places to try and keep the aggression down.

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-11-2012, 06:42 AM
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These two fish are not compatible with each other. Puffers are considered to be aggressive fish and bumble bee gobys are considered a peaceful fish. The gobys will be eatin within a matter of minutes if you put them together.
Actually, figure 8 puffers are one of the friendliest puffers. I have a brackish tank with 2 figure 8 puffers and a swarm of bumblebee gobies. None of the gobies have gone missing as they all have caves to hang out in if they wish. There are more issues in the goby swarm than with the puffers as they squabble overr their territories at times.
If the tank is set up and the gobies go in first and get settled, adding the figure 8 puffers after that will be fine imho. They will see it that the gobies were there first and be less inclined to see them as food. Plenty of planting to break up the line of sight for the puffers will also help. Keep the puffers well fed and I can't see any issues at all with that combo.
Obviously, some puffers are definately species only, but fig 8's aren't too bad. Orange chromis are also a possible tankmate or florida flagfish which are feisty enough to level up with the puffers, the latter of which I have also kept with my puffers.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-11-2012, 11:19 AM
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Try out this site: AQADVISOR

It will guide you through compatabilty selection and stocking levels.

Have fun and be PATIENT!
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