01-14-2009, 01:35 AM
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my avatar is a Porcupine Puffer
) which resides in fish only saltwater tanks.
1 dwarf/pea puffer would do just fine in a 5gallon tank by itself. they are territorial so getting others will result in fighting. if it was a larger tank, heavily planted you could get away with it but def. not in a 5gallon. this would be the only fish you could add as the puffer will nip fins. your also going to want to be advised that they required live foods such as blackworms, bloodworms, and pond snails.
cherry red shrimp are my favorite fresh water shrimp. to get a image of what they look like, its basically a red ghost shrimp but cherries will readily breed in aquariums. they have an awesome contrast when added to a planted tank esp. with black substrate and/or black background. i see them at LFS by me but they are a couple bucks a shrimp. i know i once put a wanted add on craigslist for them and ended up getting 11 shrimp for $8.