green spotted puffer
Posted 13 March 2004 - 06:30 AM
are they that agresive? can someone help me out with this? i am new to the puffer family
Posted 31 March 2004 - 09:20 AM
"For 2 months there was 1 puffer and about 15 mollies in the tank. This leads me to my next point about puffer aggression, they don't like other tankmates. There are now about 7 mollies in the tank now, with absolutely no sign of the missing fish. Once I put a piece of krill into the tank, and one of the mollies was feeling pretty bold, so he decided he wanted to take a bite. The puffer didn't take kindly to this and promptly removed half of the mollies' head, including the gills and an eye. I watched this happen, and it was very quick and quite vicious."
"These fish can be kept in small groups but may do better individually as they can be aggressive and are territorial. Few other fish can be kept with them due to this temperament. If you want to keep fish with them try to avoid ones with long fins and pick faster moving fish which the puffer may not wish to chase."
"Spotted Puffers are brackish fish and therefore this limits what fish can be kept with them. In addition, they can be nippy and as they get older they get more and more aggressive. Fish to try would be:
Sometimes it may be possible to keep spotted puffers in small groups. If you intend to do this make sure you have a good sized tank to allow the puffers room to keep out of each others way if necessary.
These fish are small and quick and naturally hide away in cracks and caves. This means that they can easily outrun a puffer and hide away from him.
Mollies are freshwater fish but can be kept in brackish conditions - and even colour up better when they are. Due to there size and slightly bullying nature these are ideal to keep with puffers as they will give them as much grief back as they get. If you keep mollies though, ensure that you do not keep the long fin varieties as these will have a tendency to be nipped."
I hope this helped you..
Posted 13 August 2004 - 01:33 PM
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:40 AM
Brackish water is slightly salty, you get it that way by adding a small amount of aquarium salt, how much depends on the type of fish you have, and the size of your tank. Most of my fish can live in both, brackish and freshwater, but I prefer to keep freshwater, it seems simpler to maintain that way.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 07:22 PM
Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:28 PM
One thing that has helped keep the tank real cool is I also always have atleat 10-20 feeder guppies. (real small ones). They add to the traffic in the tank and the puffers eat one every now and then for a snack! They are usually about $1.00 for ten.
My 2 cents!
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