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  1. General Freshwater
    So I need your people's help in telling me if the hairy puffer and dragon puffers could be tank mates in a heavily planted 55 gallon? I have not kept either of these particular Puffers before but have read multiple care sheets and watched many video's of these fish. But i'm still hesitant of...
  2. Brackish
    So the other day I saw a $19.00 spotted green puffer with lots of ick on him but fell in love anyways. I asked if I could get a discount to take the puffer home and get him healthy again. I ended up getting an offer to take him for free, so of course I jumped on it, complete impulse buy. He is...
  3. Brackish
    Thinking of starting a species-only pet puffer tank. Probably just one figure 8 puffer in a 20 gallon with some sand, plants and good filtration. I realize I'd have to get it cycled first, but after that would it be hard maintaining the salinity of the tank? The components of keeping it...
  4. Brackish
    ...instead of aquarium salt? I have a 29 gallon tank with a green spotted puffer and two white tetras. When I bought them the girl at the fish store told me the aquarium salt should be fine, but I'm having trouble getting the salinity over 1.0005. Should I switch salt? My puffer doesnt...
  5. Brackish
    Recently, i snagged a figure 8 pufferfish (juvenile) off craigslist for two dollars. I have put him in a freshwater tank (10gallons) and i am slowly raising the salinity by doing 50% water changes, and putting 1 tbsp per gallon of water that i put back into the tank. The problem is that his beak...
  6. Brackish
    I'd like to find tank mates for my 2 puffer fish that live in their brackish 44 gallon tank. They seem lonely. Any ideas on what other fish I can mix with them? I have 2 black scats in the 210 tank that I'd like to move in with the puffers because they seem to be the outcasts in the big tank...
  7. Introductions
    Hello all. My husband Joe and I (Nichole) are fish enthusiasts. We built a 210 gal. tank into the wall in our kitchen for cichlids and we have a 44 gal. tank in our living room for spotted puffers. We also have a 10 gal. tank in our bedroom for tropical tetras. We could use some help on...
  8. Brackish
    I have a 1 inch green spotted puffer in a 5 gallon tank by itself. I feel like I made a mistake in the tank size. How much longer should I leave him in there or should I move him already. Also, people have different opinions on whether you should use aquarium salt or marine salt:fish:. Any...
  9. Brackish
    first of all sorry my question is so long,but i feel you need to know all the facts to make a good assesment im a beginning fish keeper,i originally bought two tanks for my kids one a 3 gallon starter tank and one a 5 gallon hex tank in the 3 gallon i had one orange colored african cichilid and...
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