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littlenite 08-31-2008 08:36 PM

Would this work?
Could I do these fish together in a 12 gal and how many of each could/should I get of each?

zebra oto
black morpho tetra(or black neon tetra)
ruby red pencilfish

Or I may go with
2 dwarf pufferfish
zebra oto(not sure how many I could/should do)

Flashygrrl 09-01-2008 06:12 AM

Puffers can't go with any other fish and you'll only be able to have two.

As for your other group, you'd probably be better doing 6-8 pencilfish OR 6-8 tetras and then the oto. With the pencilfish you'll need a lower pH (6.6-7) which you'll have to achieve naturally (chemicals can crash your tank) and they like having a heavily planted tank, but the tetras don't need anything special but they do need to be in a group.

Little-Fizz 09-01-2008 09:40 AM

You might be able to get away with otos and puffers. But its up to you if your willing to take that risk.

beweeb 09-01-2008 10:18 AM

yea otos are like the only fish that can go with a puffer
here is a link that gives you alot of info about DPs

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