GSP and clowns?

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GSP and clowns?

Postby bigben2057 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:28 pm

Percula clown and a Green spotted puffer? Yes or no? Any clowns Ok with green spotted puffer?

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby jus85411 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:02 pm

depends on your puffer. some will, some wont allow tank mates. you may be lucky and get one that will allow it. unfortunately, a year from now your puffer might decide he doesnt like his friend anymore so its a risk

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby bigben2057 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:39 pm

Yeah puffers are difficult I guess haha. Sucks they eat and kill literally everything. Maybe Ill try soon, but not sure.Thanks

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby bertie 83 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:07 pm

Puffers are puffers that's why we love them. Dont be scared of a puffer only tank
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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby sgtmyers88 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:01 pm

Puffers = Piranhas (just more inquisitive, cute, and... cuddly)
WARNING: Puffers are mischievous little blimps with enchanting powers. You may not be content with having just one.

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby Terrance » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:45 am

Don't get attached to the clown and then you'll be ok.
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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby Pufferpunk » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:57 am

What SG is your puffer at? Mine got along fine with a tomato clown. Killed lil percs.
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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby bigben2057 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:36 pm

My sg is at 1.025. I just don't want to go spend alot on a clown to kill it. Do damsels and puffers get along? Just wondering because they are cheaper. I have zoa and mushroom coral and he dosent bother it.

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby kcartwright856 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:45 pm

bigben2057 wrote:My sg is at 1.025. I just don't want to go spend alot on a clown to kill it. Do damsels and puffers get along?


Puffers, as a general rule, don't really "get along" with much of anything.

Tankmates are accepted on an individual basis and may not be a permanent tolerance. Don't get anything expensive.

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby Anothernewb » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:09 pm

My dogface gets along with everything so far, my GSP is kinda a loner though.

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby Pufferpunk » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:51 am

What size is the tank?
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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby bigben2057 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:29 pm

Its only a 30 with 30lbs live rock.I know your gonna say nothing else. Anything that could fit?

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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby bertie 83 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Stick with just the gsp, or maybe try some shrimp or crabs. Just buy cheap ones tho. Consider them a disposable clean up crew
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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby puffykid » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:11 pm

LR displaces a lot of water and makes the tank hold a lot less then 30g. So I don't suggest you get any other fish, but trying tank mates is a good excuse to upgrade!

If I'm not mistaken (and I def could be) I believe in a FOWLR tank you need at least a 55g if you want to try tank mates for the occupants to be comfortable.

Another thing to think about is:

How long has your gsp been living by himself? If it's been a while he might be less willing to take tank mates.
Also again it comes down to the individual puffer, and immature puffers tend to be more passive then older puffers.
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Re: GSP and clowns?

Postby bigben2057 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:47 pm

I think im just gonna stick with him and add some more corals as he leave them alone. Hes been by himself since I got him about 3-4 mo. ago. I would try crabs but I put a shrimp in once and he wouldn't leave it alone until he finally killed it.


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