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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dwarf Puffer Fish

How would a male betta get on with a dwarf puffer fish? or any puffer fish infact? im talking about the few varieties that do not require brackish water for obvious reasons.

Anyone tried it?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 11:12 AM
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Puffer fish would tear a Betta apart.....they are best kept in a species only tank.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 12:33 PM
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Agree with Oldfishlady... Bad bad move.

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Puffer fish = no no.
I have a friend that did have one in an 'agressive fish' tank and it did well in there, but besides that one miracle, I have only ever heard of them doing well in a tank by themselves with only other puffers.
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If you had a large biotope tank going on with loads of plants maybe (according to dwarfpuffers.com) but its generally not a great idea I have one an their lil troopers I had his tank next to my sorority and he would try to attack them through the glass they are best kept alone they will even fight an kill their own kind

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 03:42 PM
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They are definitely not something to be kept with a betta. They are aggressive and I've heard (correct me if I'm wrong) that they are a brackish water fish.


EDIT: I was wrong :P I looked on that link to the puffer page, and they have in bold that they are 100% freshwater.

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Not a very good idea at all..
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 07:22 PM
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Dwarf puffers are great little guys. If I ever get an extra tank, I'm definitely going to start raising some. While they're okay in groups of their own kind, they're aggressive fish that don't do well with other tankmates.


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I've seen videos on YouTube with people feeding a puffer and a betta in the same tank they seemed fine..

I'm kind of crushed now that the puffer isn't a good idea haha. They are pretty cool!

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I just went to youtube to check out what these are and they are CUTE! I WANNA!
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