Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

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Niblet
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Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Post by Niblet » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:55 am

Got a second schoutedeni puffer and added him to my tank yesterday, they (the original puffer and the new guy) circled each other
just like dogs looking and checking each other out,,I dropped 2 snails in, the idea being one for each of them and then they started
going after each other,,,it looked rather violent to me,, they spent the night in seperate corners of the tanks,,,
how long shall I observe them and HOPE they get along toether before I pull the new guy out and put him in his own tank?

Tank is a 47 gallon bowfront planted, several tetras and 1 pleco
I have had the original puffer for 6 months now,,,I was hoping they would get along
any advice is appreciated

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Re: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:40 pm

Remove both fish & completely redecorate the tank, putting the new puffer back in 1st.
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: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Post by Niblet » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:36 am

Hmm never thought of that,,,,they seem to get along better today,,I will continue to monitor,,thanks for the advice!

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Re: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Post by Niblet » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:54 am

They still dont like each other,,,I'm going to give it another week,,but Its stressing me out

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Re: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:23 pm

You did as I suggested? Can you post a full tank shot here?
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: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Post by astrid37 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:57 am

Had the same issues a few years ago when I tried to introduce a new schoutedeni into an established tank with only one original schoutedeni in it. The only thing that works in my experience is putting them in a "new" tank simultaneously. So would follow PP's advice about a complete redecoration etc...
Make sure that the redecorated tank provides tons of hiding spots and broken lines of sight. And plenty of food at first. They don't share well, unfortunately, dropping two snails in and expecting them to know that it's one for each of them isn't going to work.

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