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Seaponygirl
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Best puffer

Post by Seaponygirl » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:04 pm

OK, let's not get into a fight, but a need a few opinions. I am not a newbie to saltwater, just puffers.I have a FOWLR 75 gal with 20gal sump. I plan to keep a butterfly, dwarf angel, blennie, dwarf lion and a file fish for aptasia. What I would like to add would be a puffer. I want a small kind, around 6" at maturity. The main request is one packed with personality. Unfortunately every fish is an individual but who would my best chances rest on. All positive suggestions would be appreciated or warnings on companion fish as well. Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Pufferpunk
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Re: Best puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:46 pm

I would be very concerned about the flowing fins of the lion, especially since it's very sedentary.The only species I'd even consider trying, would be the from the sharpnosed family. Even then...
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Seaponygirl
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Re: Best puffer

Post by Seaponygirl » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks, lion could out grow puffer and create a problem, forgot that fact. Why do so many people seem to have green spotted puffers?

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 30010
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Best puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:01 am

Because they are the most commonly-sold puffer out there. Even Walmart carries them.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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