Water issue or Bully Fish?

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Tatatoothie
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Water issue or Bully Fish?

Post by Tatatoothie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:31 pm

Hey Everyone! I'm new to the forum, just joined today.

I have a 30G brackish tank with (or had) the following in it:
GS puffer about 1.5 inches
Figure 8 about 2.5 inches
2 bumble bee gobi (about an inch, 1 is now dead)
1 American flag about 2 inches
1 white molly about 1.5 inches
1 back sail fin molly about 2.5 inches (now dead)
1 orange molly about 2 inches (i added into the tank this morning)

So, as of now I have a total of 6 fish in the tank.

So here is the deal: I found one of the gobies dead, half eaten about a week ago. I chalked it up to just another dead fish which the others picked at it after it was dead. Then last night, I found the black molly the same way I found the gobi and this got me worried. This morning I added another molly and as soon as it was in there, the smallest puffer as well as the small white molly swam right up to it and started attacking it a little. Not harshly but they weren't exactly being nice.

I was under the impression that small puffers can be tank mates until they get bigger. Am I doing something wrong, do I have an overall aggressive puffer, are they dying then being eaten or ??

Thanks!

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Re: Water issue or Bully Fish?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:21 pm

Puffers are killers at ANY age.
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: Water issue or Bully Fish?

Post by hadla » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:59 am

Also too many fish in there! Take out the puffs and you're good :)
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