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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question pea puffer fish tank mates

anyone know if thats a good idea? i think they are soooo cute. they're like the size of an eraser
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I have heard that these fish(pea puffer fish) prefer to live with only their own species, and will likely kill any fish that is not of it's species. I want to do this too but i am not sure if it is possible.
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Pea puffers can be aggressive, not recommended to keep them with other type fish.
You should have 5 gal of water for each pea puffer and lots of decor to break up their line of sight.
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ahhh okay. they are soo cute but i guess ill have to wait on them.
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Yah they are big fin nippers so with bettas it could get bad. I think they are cute too but I dont want to dedicate a 10g to just 2 little fish I could barely see.


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lol. i know it may sound crazy but i may acctually do that.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 09:38 PM
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I have heard that you can put 1 fish to 2 gallons, (5 fish in 10 gallons)
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 10:28 PM
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I had 2 in a 5 gal, it did not work out. One was always nervous and pacing up and down the glass.
I moved them to a 10 gal and that fixed the problem. I recently lost one of my puffers and added some ottos to the tank. The DP completely ignores the ottos, but ottos are the only fish that I have read about being commonly added to DP tanks with good results.
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At fisrt I thought it said Puffer Fish :P

I was like "uh no. Salt water fish don't do to good with fresh water fish...." :P
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lol No, I don't think I'd mix saltwater with freshwater fish.
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