Figure 8 Puffer compatibility?

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Figure 8 Puffer compatibility?

Post by Clewliss » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:05 am

I currently have an order placed on a Firgure 8 puffer I wish to add to my tank. I'm not sure how things will work out, considering I already have 4 Dwarf puffers and 2 Amazon puffers living in there. I have heard that Figure 8s mostly do not get along with any fish, but I believe that it wouldn't kill a friend that it has grown up with. My plan is that since the Figure 8 will be about their size, it will get used to the puffers already in the tank and leave them alone as it grows up. I have seen people keeping a multitude of fish with their Figure 8 puffers, so I guess it's best to find out right? Let me know if there are any things I should know before adding it to my tank. Tanks! :lol: :)

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Re: Figure 8 Puffer compatibility?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:44 pm

You will need to set up a separate tank for your F8. It really is a BAD idea to mix ANY puffer species together but especially adding the F8 to your tank, since it requires brackish water. You can set up a 15g or 20 long as FW, add Tetra Safestart to the filter & you will have a cycled tank for the F8. Then, once the parameters look stable for a week or 2, you can start raising the SG by .001/week, until it's reached 1.003-5. Use aragonite sand as the substrate.
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Re: Figure 8 Puffer compatibility?

Post by eieio » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:48 pm

Clewliss, do you remember this......................?
zombiefetus wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:58 am
yes.. they will 100% harass the snail until it dies and they will eat it, they'd probably also do the same to any other fish species. Puffers don't play well with others.

please, please, please do not experiment with living things
you asked for good advice & got it, and ignored it
by the way, where did your forum name come from?
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Re: Figure 8 Puffer compatibility?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:21 am

by the way, where did your forum name come from?
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