puffers and gobi?

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puffers and gobi?

Post by Federica947 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:22 am

Hi, i have a 65l aquarium, i'd like adding gobies and 2 puffers (dwarf), is it possible?

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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:17 pm

[welcome]
What species goby?
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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Federica947 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:47 pm

bumblebee goby

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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:34 pm

BBGs are brackish fish.
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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Federica947 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:20 am

not all, some are freshwater, but i just want know if they can live together

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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:26 pm

Possibly but only in a very heavily-decorated tank, with lots of hiding spots. Dwarf puffers are serious nippers!
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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Federica947 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:11 pm

ok but they can maybe, can you tell me if there are some bottomfish that can live with dwarf puffer?

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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by pufferjw » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 pm

Federica947 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:11 pm
ok but they can maybe, can you tell me if there are some bottomfish that can live with dwarf puffer?
Otocinclus catfish are good options, people tend to have success with those.
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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Mrbrandon03 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:43 am

I’m not sure I would go with gobi simply because I tried it and the gobi’s tail will certainly be nipped at. However, I have ember tetras that swim side by side with my dwarf puffers and have never had any issue. Also, I’ve seen flounder and dwarf crawfish get along with puffers in well planted 30+ gallon tanks. Hope that helps

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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by StinkyPete » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:46 am

Federica947 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:20 am
not all, some are freshwater, but i just want know if they can live together
Correct, not all BB goby are the brackish ones.

I have some BBee goby that are Asian freshwater.
I'm assuming they can have some of the normal API salt out of the box here and there.
Most fish can benefit from "some salt"....so they say.

As for Dwarf companions, I have witnessed amano shrimp and large ghost shrimp last a very long time with the Dwarf puffers.
There may have been eight DP in the tank maxiumum at the time.
The DP group is down to a solid 5 now.

Try an amano shrimp or similar.

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Re: puffers and gobi?

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:11 pm

Most fish can benefit from "some salt"....so they say.
library/water-filtration/thesaltoftheearth/
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