Puffers and Plecos

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Puffers and Plecos

Post by Jimbocious » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:49 pm

I am adding 2 GSP's to a 75 gallon tank with a Pleco I have had for more than 10 years (~15 inches). Pleco has long lived with African Cichlids in somewhat brackish water so I am hoping there is a salinity level that will suit both Pleco and Puffers even as the Puffers get older and need more salinity, but I'd appreciate any thoughts, precautions, tips, etc. Also, I am assuming that Pleco's size and "armor" will mean that the Puffers will co-exist peacefully with him, but again, any contrary experience, advice is appreciated.


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Re: Puffers and Plecos

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:31 pm

Plecos will NOT appreciate any salt of any kind. They are mostly softwater fish--the total opposite of BW.
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