Puffer selection suggestion for 260 gal FOWLR tank

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puks
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Puffer selection suggestion for 260 gal FOWLR tank

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Hi guys,

Which puffer would you recommend to be added to 260 gal FOWLR tank?

Here is the list of fishes:

Snowflake Eel (Echidna nebulosa)
Zebra Moray Eel (Gymnomuraena zebra)
Blue Throat Triggerfish (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)
Chocolate Surgeonfish (Acanthurus pyroferus)
Yelloweye or Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus)
Masked Swallowtail Angelfish (Genicanthus semifasciatus)
Lamarck's Angelfish (Genicanthus lamarck)
Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus
Antennata Lionfish (Pterois antennata)

I was thinking about Narrow-Lined Puffer (Arothron manilensis).

Any other suggestions?

Thanks
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Re: Puffer selection suggestion for 260 gal FOWLR tank

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There are plenty to choose from, as long as you have no coral or inverts you are attached to. Also, whatever you do choose, please keep an eye on your morays, even ones as small as snowflake morays, as they’ve been known to catch and eat a curious puffer (and this won’t end well for either of them).
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SAPpyPuffer wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:03 pm even ones as small as snowflake morays, as they’ve been known to catch and eat a curious puffer
That’s interesting! Glad I don’t have to worry about our two eels and Stars and Stripes... he’s about the size of a football while the eels are tiny and pencil thin while the other has the width of a garden hose :lol:
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Re: Puffer selection suggestion for 260 gal FOWLR tank

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In that case, if the eels are small, I think you are fine to put a large enough puffer in there.
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