New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

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Niblet
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New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by Niblet » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:52 pm

Hello All
I have a 47 gallon Bowfront planted Aquarium with a 2.5" schoutedeni puffer.
Tank mates are a leopard stripe Pleco, a Female Bristlenose Pleco 6 silvertip tetras, and 6 ember tetras
Tank is fully cycled and is about 3 months old, everything everyone doing great, I just got an RO system
to help tweak my parameters, my PH was up near 7.5 or so,,
other than that life is good
He ONLY eats frozen Bloodworms and of course the ramshorn snails I put in there. I also feed him frozen krill which he will munch on but doesnt wolf it down like he like Bloodworms
Just wanted to say hi and want to explore the forum
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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm

[welcome]
Nice looking tank! I like the bubbles coming out of the stump.
I wouldn't worry about the pH, it's fine.
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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by Niblet » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:44 pm

Thanks! I have actually taken that plastic stump out since the pics and went with some natural wood,,,

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by benji787 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:26 pm

welcome, I'm new myself! just wondering, did you get him locally or venture down to Portland?

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by astrid37 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 am

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your puffer! Does it have a name? I really love my schoutedenis. They are so much fun and each have their own personalities. Beautiful tank!
Welcome! This forum is a great place!

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by Niblet » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:28 am

no name.....yet...wondering if I could add one or 2 more to this 47 gallon tank

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by astrid37 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:42 pm

Just from having had this same debate myself, I wouldn't add more than one more to a 47g for a total of two. I'd also add them at the same time or as close to it as possible to keep territories from being established and then infringed upon when the new "interloper" is introduced. I had a bad experience with introducing a second schoutedeni to my 55g after the first had been in there for about 7 months.

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by kingtaft » Mon May 06, 2019 11:07 pm

Hi, great tank, congrats. Looking to start a 45 gal cube (2 ft each side) with a Schoutedeni Puffer. Want to add in some community fish, any issues with your plecos or tetras? Was also thinking about corys (pgymy?). Appreciate this is a little off your topic but trying to gather some data on community tanks with a Schoutedeni Puffer, I have searched the library/threads and some data but spotty on this (possibly reflecting fact that this puffer is a little less common).
Any feedback appreciated, thanks.

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by Niblet » Wed May 22, 2019 1:12 am

he has NO issues with plecos or any tetras,,never seen him even look at any other fish,,he just hangs out and does his own thing but everyone does give him his space

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by astrid37 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:23 pm

All of my schoutedeni in all of my tanks ignore all of their tankmates (corys, tetras, plecos, kilis, upsidedown cats etc) except each other. Never had a single puffer-related casualty. If anything, they are too shy, and the tankmates steal food from them (!).

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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by kingtaft » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi. Poster from 5/6 above. In brief I have had the same experience, my Schoutedeni Puffer is a good community tank mate. Have 18 runny nose's, 12 corys, 2 German rams, one pleco and one bristlenose. No issues with puffer we see so far (rams are more confrontational with one another than anything else). So fingers crossed, is and will continue working well.
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Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Post by csduck17 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:31 pm

I kept my Schoutedeni with just about anything and he did fine. One thing I will tell you to look out for is the silvertip tetra's fin nipping him. They are feisty little things and I had to pull them out of his tank.

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