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Solocup
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New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Solocup » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:00 am

Hello. I'm new to the forum and bought 4 fangs puffers about a month ago. They're in a 55 gallon tank with lots of spider drift wood and real plants. They seem very happy and are eating a lot. I'm looking for some more information on these because my google searches have came up short with very little information about these cool puffers. I spent a lot of money buying these online and would like to keep them as happy and healthy as possible.

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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:35 pm

Expect to only have 1 left, maybe 0. These puffers don't play well with others. I do hope your tank is HEAVILY decorated, breaking up lines of sight. I don't think this will end well though.
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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Solocup » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:32 am

That's sad to hear. Why do you think they will probably die? I know that puffers in general are nippers but, these hide about 75% of the time and don't really come out until they're hungry. The tank is heavily decorated. I have about $200 worth of drift wood and 8 + species of plants. Also, no other fish in the tank.

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Pufferpunk
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
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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
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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:22 pm

They do not do well with conspecifics. Best kept as singletons.
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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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Solocup » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:03 am

That really sucks... I have a spare 10 gallon and a 20 gallon tall. Could they survive if i split them up in 3 tanks

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Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:52 pm

Of course.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Solocup » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:26 am

Thanks for the information. i will keep you updated with how they're doing

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Re: New to the forum with fangs puffers

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:55 am

Yes, I have a cochi, I bought him to save his sibling at the LFS. They had already killed the 3rd puff that WAS in the tank.... they are very aggressive, especially to other Cochinchinensis, and are usually fight to the death types. They can go in a tank as small as a 20gallon, though I recommend long vs tall. Many places say 15g min, but Owning one myself, I would say no less then 20gal. Admittedly tho, (Mad) Max is VERY active (uncommon for lurkers) and still rather small (1.75"), so he may even need more space than the 20 long he is currently in, but from my knowledge and experience they will use all the room.
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