south american puffers in a community tank

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Canary » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:37 am

Thanks fellow Washington Westerners, There is a place in Lakewood, Washington (Tacoma) called Aquarium Paradise that will order but sometimes their prices can be steep. There fahakas have been about $100. Although they do have a pretty good variety.

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Terrance » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:49 am

Aquarium Paradise did not give me a good impression when I visited and their prices were very steep indeed. How much are they asking for the SAPs? The ones I see up north is $10-15, but I'd pay the premium price so that I don't have to go around looking for the fish I want :p
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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by moh » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:28 pm

Is it really a nessecity for SAPs to be in groups?
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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Welch4 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:27 pm

Digging deep to find this one. Bedscien will be happy that someone else is necro-threadding.

Yes SAPs need to be kept in groups.
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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Pufflesbolt » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:44 pm

Glad I read this post... I got my sa puffers from a friend moving away, never had them before. Read up on them as I really want to do the best I can for them... Good job I did and I'm glad I found this forum as my friend told me to just feed them frozen blood worms every second day... Nightmare. They seem to be doing well, I gave them snails three days after i got them. Sorry to be a total newbie and for asking a silly question but how can you tell if their teeth are over grown?

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:18 pm

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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: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Phreeflow » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:03 am

Yikes, that thing looks like a vampire!!

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:01 am

So is it the sap puffer on the left that has overgrown teeth, and the one on the right is normal?
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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:41 pm

Correct
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: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by IIIpuff » Mon May 28, 2018 3:58 pm

Hey pet store employee, thanks for this forum I needed help with SAPs- we have two in store.
A customer was inquiring about getting one for his cycled dwarf puffer species only 20+ g tank (and one pleco), any concerns about this? What about keeping them alone vs in a group or just two? Thanks!

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by dpark3526 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Would it be a bad idea to just keep 8 or so SAPs in a 125 gallon? I've read some websites saying that you want at least 6 if you want to keep them together. I was thinking that or 1 fahaka, but I don't particularly enjoy dealing with large amounts of fish poop. That's why I want to switch from my 10inch jaguar to puffers. Since I've had one SAP before and it was absolutely delightful. Definitely my favorite fish of all time so far. Currently with 6 tetras and two gouramis and it's super playful and not aggressive at all. If anything one of the corys were aggressive towards it.

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by StinkyPete » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 pm

Deals are everywhere for the SAP puffers!

With all the money one could save, buy two of the heaters that would be a great fail-safe for such a precious fish.
Remember the free shipping discount!

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Re: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:20 am

HaHaHa!!!
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: south american puffers in a community tank

Post by Feona the Fahaka » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:59 am

Wow thats a great deal my lfs must not have them for the correct price i should go buy millions of them for tgat price

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