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Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:46 pm

What puffers would do well in a planted 10 gallon? One of my LFS will speacial order for me if they don't have them in. I was thinking mate a salivator but none of my lfs seem to have them :(. Ideas?
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby Terrance on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:53 pm

1-2 Dwarf puffers. They are more common.
Pufferpedia wants 20 gallon minimum for each of the smaller red-eyed species, such as the Salvitor.
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby PolishPuff on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:13 pm

+1
Dwarf Puffers would be your only option for 10gal tank.

Can you get 20gal ? many more options there.
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:26 pm

No I can't get a 20, all I have room for is a 10. I have a 30 but that has my cool plecos and a ctenopoma in it so that is out of the question. One of my lfs get dps in a lot so I'm going to check that out today.
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby puffykid on Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:59 pm

Do you know the general sexing characteristics?

"Determining the sex of Dwarf Puffers when they're young is very difficult since most of their secondary sexual characteristics do not show up until they reach adulthood. Most of the Dwarf Puffers sold in stores are juveniles, so picking out how many males and females you're getting can be next to impossible. Most owners won't know until their dwarves are grown. When they are old enough, however, it is easy to tell the males from the females: The males have a dark line that runs down their belly (their bellies have more yellow coloring as well). The vertical line on the males darkens with sexual maturity and during spawning. The males also have lines or "wrinkles" behind their eyes that the females do not have. The C. imitator male is identifiable by a "keel" and "comb" created with the ability to erect their dorsal and ventral ridges. Finally, another way to determine the sex of a Dwarf Puffer is to look at its body shape. The female's body will be much rounder than the male's."

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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:29 pm

I checked them out today and they are all very healthy. They have 2 males and 2 females around a little smaller than an inch. Should I get them all once my ammonia lowers or just 3?
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:48 pm

Absolute max 2 in a 10
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:06 pm

bertie 83 wrote:Absolute max 2 in a 10

I thought its 1 male to 2 females....
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby Arny on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:10 pm

1Cheesehead wrote:
bertie 83 wrote:Absolute max 2 in a 10

I thought its 1 male to 2 females....

He means a maximum of 2 DP's in 10g of water. Just get 2 females and you should be alright.
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:24 pm

Yes aim for 2 females
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:06 pm

Are the females as personable as the males?
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:13 pm

Yes just as personable, just less likely to fight each other
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:18 pm

.How do I post a picture? This is nothing like MFK lol.
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:07 pm

Hit post reply, upload attachment and make sure the file is small enough
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Re: Puffers for a 10 gallon

Postby 1Cheesehead on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:15 pm

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