First off, I thought I already posted this so if this ends up being a duplicate please delete the other post.
Hello. I am brand new to the forum and looking for a bit of guidance. I am setting up a new 75 gallon tank with sump+refugium. I am currently leaning towards the GSP due to size and personality. However since this will a new tank I am open to ideas as long as the end result is a puffer as the centerpiece.
1. Ceylon/GSP...what is the difference? I am currently looking at the green spotted puffer that can live in full marine. I am getting a bit confused with the topaz/green/gsp/Ceylon....I am thinking of tetraodon fluviatilis.
2. I do plan on going full marine (open to fw, bw, sw) this a good puffer choice? Is there a potential better option? I really like the size and personality. So if another option is chosen I would like similar traits. For the 75 gal, how many gsp would you recommend or 1 and any tankmates(open to none as I know this seems to be debatable)
3. Sump + Refugium. Would you add copepods to refugium (pure marine block & chaeto). If so, how do you control population? Would you add any other animals to the sump/fuge?
4. Most importantly, I don’t have any great lfs near me besides Petsmart/petco. Is there a good reputable dealer that you would recommend to purchase the puffer from. Preferably that has been dewormed and such but not required. Regardless of type, I prefer to greatly increase odds of a healthy fish to start with.
I am very comfortable around aquariums but new to the puffer world. Since I am in the process of the tank build, I do not need to rush the decision and will be an after the new year decision to ensure my tank parameters are perfect before purchasing.
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- Mbu Puffer
- Posts: 1599
- Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:33 pm
- Gender: Female
- My Puffers: GSP, Ceylon, Porky
- Location (country): US
- Location: Sacramento, CA
Welcome and glad you’re doing research first! I have a gsp and a Ceylon... Ceylons are a lot harder to find though... I’d say 2 gsps for a 75 or one of each if you can add them at the same time I don’t think you need to worry about too many pods lol...
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR