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green spotted tank mates
I'm going to get a green spotted sometime in the next few months - I've heard all the stories of what belligerent tank-mates they are...
But I've also heard stories of people keeping fast/feisty fish with them successfully,
Is anyone out there doing so successfully? At the moment my best contenders are a small school of bumblebee gobies...I was thinking about balloon mollies because of their brackish parameters, but I think they'd be too slow? I thought about tiger barbs too for temperament, but I don't know how they'd do with the salinity...
Absolutely no with the tiger barbs. Green spotted puffers eventually need something close to full marine salinity and tiger barbs are freshwater-only fish. Green spotted puffers are notoriously aggressive fish so anything you keep with them is likely to be something of a gamble. Bumblebee gobies and mollies would probably get eaten. If you had a very large tank, you might have success with a school of monos, as they're both large and quick-moving and like the green spotted puffer, eventually need essentially full marine salinity.
As the post above suggested Mono's could be a good option. I had some Mono's that i kept with my puffers and they didnt seem to bother each other at all. they got along fine.
I have read before that puffers can sometimes suddenly change personality at a certain point in their ageing, but mine never turned on the Mono's or the Archers.
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