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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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they can be kept with other fish and the results vary i keep mine with shrimp and plecos without trouble and several members have kept them in large comunity tanks with other peaceful species however mixing them with other fish holds a degree of risk and should be taken as the exception not the rule, on there own(1) a 5g would be the minimum allowing 3g per fish from that
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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what kind of shrip and pleco do you have with your puffers?
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I have a male and female puffer in a 10gal tank. I have never kept any other fish in the tank with them. I would be afraid to keep them in a tank larger than that. Sometimes I stare into the tank for about 15 minutes just to find them. They are quit small. Sometimes their just resting on top a flower in one of the fake plants. My gravel cleaner has a screen, so I dont have to worry about sucking them up. As far as diet, mine will only eat blackworms and bloodworms, and sometimes a ram horn snail.

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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 03:13 AM
 
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anamo shrimps and bristlenose plecos ive kept them with giant ottos without trouble too it works but as i said there unpredictable some may get on others may kill everything in sight some more info here
http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...-puffers-5661/
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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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I keep DPs in a planted 10 gallon tank.

They are AMAZING little fish, and so cute! So far, they've been quite easy to keep. With all the live plants, the tank is a breeding ground for snails, which they hunt on a regular basis. Occasionally, I'll feed them blood worms, which they'll pick over brine shrimp any day. They come up to the glass when I go to the tank to look at them, and they seem to play with each other. Whether or not they're playing or protecting their territory is something I haven't quite figured out yet.

They do sleep on or in various plants. I've noticed that they prefer ferns to sleep IN and broad leafed plants to sleep ON.

The best decor is on that breaks up the line of sight, as sometimes they like to be shy and hide. Mine enjoy swimming up to the filter's water stream and riding it down to the bottom of the tank. They're cheeky little fellows, and I can't imagine my home without them!

good luck if you decide to keep them!


Oh, and if I repeated anyone, sorry!! :D
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post #26 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 06:08 PM
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I believe that they should be fed snails to keep their beaks/teeth from growing too much?

I have aquired another tank, and I'm looking into them. I have read that they can be kept in a ratio of 1 male to 2 females as long as plenty of hiding spaces are made available.

Nope, they dont have to be because unlike other puffers their beaks don't do that, but they do require live food!

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post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Is an Indian dwarf puffer, dwarf puffer, and pea puffer all the same fish with different common names? or is it 2 or 3 different types of fish?

Can you keep just two (either 2 female or one female one male) together or do they need 3?
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post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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as far as I know, all the same.
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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Ok thanks, i figured. They all looked the same when i researched them, but i couldn't decide...
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post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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theres supposed to be a difference but even the experts cant agree on it
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