I live right SMACK in the middle of Texas so sea food is SO PRICEY... T^T
(Which is a shame. I'm half Puerto Rican, and fruit and seafood is like... 75% of a Puerto Rican's diet. Both me, and my puff are suffering for it, lol).
AND SO WE MEET AGAIN! Lol.^^
Tree has Pea-Puffer experience, and will probably be more help then me. From what I can tell, however, F8 and GSP care is very simmular, F8's are just less aggressive, and can be more easily housed with other brakish water fish.
My adorable and very dear Poofy, however, has proovin to be prone to VIOLENCE on the rare occasion that he get's bored with his bubbles, so I'd rather not risk it.
Since I was originally unaware of Puff aggression and care, (And he did the UNTHINKABLE and nommed upon the fins of my mother's fish), he wound up exiled from the family community tank, and I had to throw together a NEW tank lat minute. Having had a huge die-off due to water problems, and having had my last remaining betta accidentally killed by my fish-sitter while I was visiting my sister in her new college a month before, all my tanks where stored away and I had to dig out the pieces and put them together. My old heater finally gave out, so I had to buy a new one etc.
So he's in a very small betta tank currently.
He's going to get an upgrade...alas, my parents/landlords have banned me from having such a "large" tank as a 30 gallon, and won't even let me buy a 20 gallon for him until he's 6 inches.
(I have purchased a 20 gallon anyways for a sorority...I'm trying to make sure Poofy get's the largest amount of space i can give him as well...however, it is a slow process. However, I do 1/3 waterchanges every other day, and over filter Poofy's tank to make sure it's as clean as possible. Puffs actually enjoy the heavy flow, and have very strong tails that are built for such things.)
SO my plan is to keep doing all this work, and when I get him to 4 inches, convince them I need a PROPERLY SIZED TANK, or move out and buy him one. Whichever comes first. XD