Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:03 pm

How about a pair or trio of the modestus? They're really cool-looking & swim around a lot.
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: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:04 pm

How about a pair or trio of modestus? They're really cool-looking & swim around a lot.
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: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by csduck17 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:16 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:04 pm
How about a pair or trio of modestus? They're really cool-looking & swim around a lot.
This is obviously preference but I think avocado puffers are one of the ugliest ones to me :redface:

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by StinkyPete » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:59 pm

csduck17 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:38 pm
I really like the size of the dragon puffer and it is definitely high on my list right now. Does anyone know of another puffer that's a little more active around that size? Freshwater preferably but I am toying with the idea of having another brackish tank.
My 2nd dragon/palembangensis as stated was a rock, but a new idea blossomed that is working. Black sand, shade, and plants.

Make a structure or canopy of plants and BLACK eggcrate or light diffuser that comes in 24x48 inch poster sized sheets commonly seen in the reef forums for sump projects and more.
Take a little bit of the black plastic that mimics a shelf or canopy and weave a bunch of (tough slow growing) anubias, Anubias nana or anubias nana petite on it.
The down side is that the plants cost a lot to "fill" a tank with.
The upside is that the water gets a natural cleaner and the pet-rock actually moves underneath it a little bit, which is grrreat by pet-rock standards.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by pufferjw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:17 am

Brackish opens up a lot more possibilities for what you're looking for, my recommendation would be a Ceylon puffer
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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by csduck17 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:07 am

pufferjw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:17 am
Brackish opens up a lot more possibilities for what you're looking for, my recommendation would be a Ceylon puffer
Yea I'm doing one brackish tank with a Ceylon 55g. Getting my 120 set back up and getting a Fahaka Puffer. The third is going to be a heavily planted FW tank 55g and I'm not sure what I'm going to put in it yet. So far still leaning toward the dragon.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:09 am

I suggest going larger for the fahaka.
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: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by csduck17 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:28 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:09 am
I suggest going larger for the fahaka.
I have a 210 it will eventually move into I just can't set it up anytime soon. Moved and we are adding on to the house and that starts in the summer.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by csduck17 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:09 am
I suggest going larger for the fahaka.
So the Fahaka puffer came in today and the dragon got scratched :( but they still sent me the order anyways without asking. Not very impressed with the place I ordered from(first time trying them out). Definitely going to be calling and having words.

Problem number 1. I ordered a "Medium Fahaka" Labeled at 3-6 inches on the website. It came in barely over an inch.
Problem number 2. I ordered 40 Silvertip Tetras 15 came.
Problem number 3. Plants were downright awful

End rant.

Anywho so my plan with the two puffers was going to be a divider in my 55g for two weeks while I quarantined and dewormed them and finished getting the 120 setup. So my question is if I took my time on the scape of the 120 and started some carpeting plants to give them time to settle in it won't hurt the Fahaka puffers growth to be solo in a 55 for 6ish weeks right? My goal(should be everyone's goal) with the Fahaka is to hit his max growth possible. He will eventually end up in my home business office 210 tank. Can't wait to see the look on some of my clients face when they are parked beside a big ole puffer while we are trying to do business :D

Just thought id ask here instead of creating a new thread for this.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by StinkyPete » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 am

How is the Fahaka?
-liking people?

I hope you got a nice one.
That is too big of a potential body to be a hider or lurker.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by csduck17 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:26 pm

StinkyPete wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 am
How is the Fahaka?
-liking people?

I hope you got a nice one.
That is too big of a potential body to be a hider or lurker.
It has been hiding a lot since I got it but that is to be expected. He let me tong feed him tonight and has been staring at me while I'm sitting at my desk since lol. I don't think he will be all that shy once he settles in more. I have one ninja Khuli loach left in the tank that I can't get out and he hasn't got ahold of him yet.

I was prepared for a bigger Fahaka to come in so I'm a little dicey on the food. He is ignoring the ramshorns and only eating bladder snails and bloodworms. I'm not to stocked on either.

Image

Not sure if I did the image right or not.

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Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Post by StinkyPete » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:49 am

The Fahaka image is not coming through.

The manager I trust at the store got me on an obvious thought.
BaitWorms- feed them.
Get past the stage of the bait tub they came in.

I think I may do a live bait worm tub with compost and banana peels etc.
Gut loaded worms (by me).
I have to figure out where to put them to keep ants away and all.


I will say for sure, a family member has been placing zucchini in with my giant rabbit snails and they have new shell material that looks very different than the past spirals of hard shell that has been built.

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As for snails, we have plenty of giant Rabbit snails in the tanks.
I have not placed a rabbit in with the Dragon yet, but he does not even look at a ramshorn so far.
The Rabbit snails may be ready.

They are live bearer snails and pop out beautiful babies that will fill out well and be easy to see in the tanks.
Smaller other snails do make good light-weight cleaners for small leaves on live plants.

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