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Colt_An2
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Hello everyone,

I'm Olivier, I'm 38, and have joined this forum because my kids want an aquarium with puffers, and I want to know whether it's possible to accomodate them in our flat and to learn how to care for them if it's possible; however, I know only the basics of basics of fishkeeping, as I just kept river fish in the most basic of fish tanks at home when I was a kid.
So, I'm here to learn, and will maybe soon have newcomers at home!

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Thanks, I've already spent some time going through it, it's a gold mine of knowledge!

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Any idea what species you are looking for? I'm not too familiar with what's available in Belgium but an active, easy puffer is the dwarf puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus). I would suggest putting 8 in a 40 gallon tank with a lot of beginner plants, like java moss and anubias. You want to have a tank on the larger side when you are starting out because it minimizes the buildup of nitrogen products.
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I think I'll be looking for dwarf puffers, because the smaller they are, the more I can put in a relatively small tank! I got a 200l (52 gallons, approximatively) tank laying around at my parents' house, I'll pick it up and try to see how it goes.

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Lots of different puffers you could keep in a tank that size!
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Okay, thanks; I'll do some more reading on the forum. What would be the easiest situation to take care of for newbies, a dozen dwarf puffers, or a smaller number of bigger ones?

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