Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

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Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by nesprim » Sun May 22, 2016 7:28 am

Hi, I am starting my new BW tank. I want to keep f8 singleton in it. I've read that they are doing well with BBG and Mollies. I think about:

1 F8
5 BBG
2 Black Mollies

Is it ok? I definitely don't want to overcrowd the tank. Thx for help :)

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Re: Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 22, 2016 9:15 am

How large is the tank? My F8s ate all but 1 of my BBGs & killed the mollies.
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Re: Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by nesprim » Sun May 22, 2016 9:19 am

~20 gallons (72 lites)

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Re: Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 22, 2016 9:23 am

Make sure it's heavily decorated.
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Re: Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by nesprim » Sun May 22, 2016 10:20 am

Thanks for response!

I'm planning lots of caves and plants with wide leaves for my gobies. Should I keep mollies in the same sex? Better males or females? I don't want them to breed.

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Re: Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by PolishPuff » Mon May 23, 2016 6:42 pm

I dont think it matters IMHO.
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Re: Figure 8 puffer tank mates.

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue May 24, 2016 4:46 pm

The molly fry would be food for the puffer.
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