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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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are green spotted puffers brackish or do they grow brackish as they grow older
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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They are brackish through out their life.
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Green spoted puffers spawn in brackish water but as they get older they need to be converted (slowly) to full marine.
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i think i have one of those D: im making a compatability test and actually it killed just a tadpole and left alone the glass catfish now im doing a compatability test with a black moor and him i think he gets more along with black colored fish xD idk why he just does xD
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I really wouldn't do that, as the green spotted puffer is a brackish fish that needs tropical temperatures and the goldfish needs cool, freshwater. Also, considering I have seen videos of people feeding feeder goldfish to green spotted puffers, even *if* they had the same water parameter requirements, they'd make very poor tankmates.

May I ask why you are doing "compatibility tests" with completely peaceful fish and a very aggressive puffer?

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I really wouldn't do that, as the green spotted puffer is a brackish fish that needs tropical temperatures and the goldfish needs cool, freshwater. Also, considering I have seen videos of people feeding feeder goldfish to green spotted puffers, even *if* they had the same water parameter requirements, they'd make very poor tankmates.

May I ask why you are doing "compatibility tests" with completely peaceful fish and a very aggressive puffer?
(the temp is 80* i think its hard to read its between that and 75) and im doing this because im trying to test if the puffer for some reason wont notice a black slow moving fish or if it just attacks bright colored fish....and the results are in puffers mainly attack colored fish as in brightly colored and noticable.... because i have not seen any ripped fins or scars in the black moor....i know its kinda bad for the goldfish but im going to put it in a 30gallon(my parents) and give it back to them because i discovered that puffers attack brightly colored fish or anything it notices around like my tadpole(brown like the gravel) didnt had a scratch on him except one day he swam up to the surface and then the puffer noticed him eating some of his food and attacked him so mainly fish that dont get in his way i would guess bottom feeders would do well as long as their dark colored or so it worked for me or any transparent fish :3 meaning you can try keeping some dull colored shrimp with it ;D
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Um, puffers are aggressive fish. It's cruel to test something out which has already been proven true.

He may have trouble seeing the shrimp, but shrimp are a favorite food of puffers, and one day he will attack and kill it.
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Um, puffers are aggressive fish. It's cruel to test something out which has already been proven true.

He may have trouble seeing the shrimp, but shrimp are a favorite food of puffers, and one day he will attack and kill it.
my teacher says its not cruel if its to better your understanding ><;;; hes a science teacher and it kinda isnt cruel because:
a)it was for 4days
b)i removed phantom(goldfish) and placed him in an adequate tank
c)i learned that i could try black mollies with this fish ^^ of course the mollies cant be aggressive.... and the shrimp ehh if its food its a cycle i tried it with a ghost shrimp it didnt even see it
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It's not that it isn't cruel, but that it's *worth* the sacrifice. And I would disagree. Would you leave a fish out of water just to better understand the effects of no water on a fish? No, because you already know. Experiments on fish are subject to regulations just like experiments on other animals and are done under strict controls. The amount of fish and the way it is approached must be approved beforehand. I've read of experiments where individual blindfolds were made for fish rather than simply blinding the fish. Experiments on fish can be legitimately worth the sacrifice, but that is why a system was designed to determine that.

And, like I said before, puffers are fickle creatures. They can be fine with your fish for weeks, and then decide to attack them. As soon as one of those mollies tries to eat his food, he'll notice it.
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