6 DPs or 1 R8 (and maybe some BBGs)?

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jetterman
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6 DPs or 1 R8 (and maybe some BBGs)?

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Hello,

I originally got an angelfish and 5 scissortails this weekend with my new tank. A 20G Tall hex tank. I originally saw the puffer at the LFS and wanted them but got talked into getting the angel and others by a friend lol. But after really looking into puffers and the angel being kinda boring I decided I want to get rid of the current fish and get a puffer(s). I have arrangements for people/shops to take the current fish. I want a single puffer like a Congo puffer but they just seem to hard to find and are kinda expensive. I know R8s are meant for 3 or more but with the 20G I really only have room for 1 comfortably. I would prefer to have an R8 over 6 or so DPs because of the size. So my main question here is which would be better for my tank and situation? I know i would have to go brackish for the R8 but i will do that. Would an R8 be okay by himself without 2 others?
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Re: 6 DPs or 1 R8 (and maybe some BBGs)?

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Do you mean F8 (Figure 8 )?
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Re: 6 DPs or 1 R8 (and maybe some BBGs)?

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Yes, my bad LOL. I have since transitioned my tank to be set for brackish set up. I will probably get my F8 tomorrow if the water stats are all good. They are fine now. Will start transitioning to brackish over time.
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Pufferpunk
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: 6 DPs or 1 R8 (and maybe some BBGs)?

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A single F8 is good.
library/puffers-in-focus/fig8/
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