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Amazon puffer tank mates

Post by nighthawk723 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:03 pm

I've done research about tank mates for amazon puffers and I've gotten mixed answers. Some sites say they are community fish while some say otherwise. I'm looking for feedback on personal experiences. Would I be able to mix a couple pea puffers (or other fish) with a group amazon puffers. I have a 65 gallon tank that's moderately planted

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Re: Amazon puffer tank mates

Post by pufferjw » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:37 am

The pea puffers would probably nip at the amazons. I would keep a group of just amazons, and you could add either a mid sized pleco or some large, fast, peaceful characins
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Re: Amazon puffer tank mates

Post by nighthawk723 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:23 pm

thanks. what about rams?

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Re: Amazon puffer tank mates

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Re: Amazon puffer tank mates

Post by pufferjw » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:09 pm

I personally haven’t tried rams but I’d say proceed with caution. The main reason for this is that they’re generally smaller than the puffers, so they may look more tempting and a bite could do more damage.
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