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kevilknc 09-09-2006 07:13 PM

hi everyone. I've been looking at the Figure 8 puffers they have at my local pet store and really like them, but I was reading up on them online and it seems like they may require things I can't provide. for example, I read that figure 8 puffers are the best puffers for freshwater but that they dont really thrive unless they are in brackish water. Is this true? would it even matter though, as long as one could survive in my tank? Also I heard they are aggressive sometimes, but I only have zebra danios, do you think it would be ok? The food seems to be an issue as well, as they only eat frozen or live food, no flakes. thanks for any help you can give me

Lupin 09-09-2006 07:23 PM

Hi Kevil,
Puffers are best kept by themselves. They can nip the fins of other fish and will possibly eat your danios. And they should be kept in brackish water conditions of course.
You may try getting a 10 gallons tank and house dwarf puffers there instead. Remember, you have to cycle the tank first.

Take care.:blueyay:

crazie.eddie 09-09-2006 10:21 PM

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joeshmoe 09-09-2006 10:22 PM

i would go with dwarf puffers there fw and stay small

zeb_nz 09-09-2006 11:11 PM

im looking into them aswell, might get three, VERY cute!

Lupin 09-09-2006 11:28 PM

Moved to the proper section.

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