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Achilles
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Help!

Post by Achilles » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:10 pm

Hello,

I am new to the site and require a little help. I have a 100 litre freshwater tank i have set up with the intention of putting a hairy puffer in there. However the lfs who were adamant they could get me one have come up short for over a month! Basically i was wondering if you could suggest what other puffers could be an alternative? Its an established tank for 2 years and until recently housed a salvini who has now joined my cichild community tank. It has a 200 litre external filter, powerhead , sand substrate, rocks, plants and a clay pot as a cave.

Asuming the hairy puffer is not going to materialise what other puffer options are there?

I already have a SAP in the community tank, so not interested in them again, and No to dwarf puffer or GSP (i have enough small fish and i am really not ready to try brackish or full marine for the GSP).

Ideally it would be an agressive eater with personality, lurker or hunter i don't mind. I have read the pufferpedia but was interested in a real world perspective from puffer owners.

Thanks

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Re: Help!

Post by bertie 83 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:46 pm

In a 100 litre you are really limited to the lurkers. It's too small for anything active like a sap so doubt you would get that as a suggestion tbh. The real fun starts at 120g with a fahaka, you want aggression that's what to aim for lol. Welcome to the forum, where abouts in Britain are ya?
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Re: Help!

Post by puffykid » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:07 pm

congo puffer!
1 M. Turgidus - 29 gallon

Achilles
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Re: Help!

Post by Achilles » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:34 am

Thanks for the advice. your not going to believe this but my hairy puffer arrived at the shop this morning! After 5 weeks of waiting! :D he is nearly full grown and lots of ciri, so I am presuming he is a male. They are going to keep him a week to make sure he is over the stress of transport.

As for the fahaka, yes that's the one I wanted originally but the misses said no to the 120 gallon tank in the flat! Especially as I already have a 55 gallon cichild community tank as well as the now puffer tank.

I'll try and post some picture of Frankenstein when I get him.

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Re: Help!

Post by RTR » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:24 am

As puffer are almost all wild caught, they do tend to be of highly seasonal availability. You need to know what species are available at which time of the year.
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