Green Spotted Puffer Questions
I just recently remembered that my friend's dad once tried (and failed quite horribly) at breeding discus on a fairly large scale, turning his entire basement into a breeding option. This guy had never even kept fish before so he was somewhat doomed from the start. Anyway...he was devastated by the failure and apparently is willing to give me anything from his fish room for free. This includes an 80g tank, which I plan on using for a Jack Dempsey, and a number of 40g breeders.
So, would a green spotted puffer work as the sole occupant of a 40g breeder? Also, I've read tons of mixed information about the salinity requirements of this fish, with a few people saying that they can even be acclimated to very hard, high pH freshwater, some saying they need to eventually be acclimated to mild brackish, and yet others saying they eventually need full marine. So, what's the truth? Also, are there any plants I can keep with a GSP? I've read that java fern will survive brackish water, but just how brackish, exactly?
Also, I've never kept a brackish tank. Do I need any sort of equipment or special considerations (I'm thinking mainly for filtration) other than just regular freshwater filtration? I'd probably run a reverse flow UGF, an oversized power filter, and maybe one of those Magnum H.O.T.'s.
Will this work?
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