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post #11 of 26 Old 02-18-2009, 08:41 PM
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Dwarf Puffers are a 100% freshwater fish.

And Fordman, good point on the last, but everyone is fine with their opinions.
Not all dwarf species of puffers are fresh. I know for a fact that both figure 8s and GSP are found in brackish water and they are usually readily available at your LFS.
I'm sure there are other brackish dwarf variety out there, but those are just the ones I know of off hand.

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post #12 of 26 Old 02-18-2009, 09:03 PM
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not to mention you can aclimate many of these fish to mostly fresh or mostly salt like mono's for example

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Not all dwarf species of puffers are fresh. I know for a fact that both figure 8s and GSP are found in brackish water and they are usually readily available at your LFS.
I'm sure there are other brackish dwarf variety out there, but those are just the ones I know of off hand.
Dwarf Puffer is an actual specie, which is freshwater. Of course GSP's and figure 8's are Brackish.

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post #14 of 26 Old 02-19-2009, 05:59 AM
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If you're referring to INDIAN dwarf puffers, (commonly called dwarf puffer along with 10 other common names) that is a fresh water puffer, however the term dwarf is a reference to size. There are many dwarf species of puffer, as well as other fish.

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post #15 of 26 Old 02-19-2009, 07:17 AM
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I do think that when most people say dwarf puffer, they are referring to the indian dwarf puffer. That is why it can get confusing when you say brackish dwarf puffer.

I think your selection of fish sounds good. I would not put the figure 8 or the catfish in with the little gobies. They would probably have them for a snack.

I just put some knight gobies in my brackish tank. So far I really like them. They can eat small fish, but they may do ok with the figure 8, if you went that route.

The freshwater flounder are cool fish as well, may want to check them out.
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Thanks everybody! What do you think about
4 bumblebee gobies
3 male black mollies
5 ghost shrimp

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i might go with 1m 2f mollies, but besides that youre looking good. they will have tons of room in that tank
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I think the gobies will eat small shrimp. The grown up shrimp may be ok, but I think they would eat the babies.
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i might go with 1m 2f mollies, but besides that youre looking good. they will have tons of room in that tank
Ok, Awesome!

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I think the gobies will eat small shrimp. The grown up shrimp may be ok, but I think they would eat the babies.
Thats ok, cuz I don't want a huge shrimp population either!

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