Gsp with orange fugu

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Gsp with orange fugu

Post by NJD » Sun May 06, 2018 11:16 am

Hi

I have now got my tank established with GSPs and they’re great, transitioned nicely to brackish water and doing well.

My lfs had in stock an orange fugu/ peacock puffer. Similar size to my gsps.

My research shows they like similar water to gsps. Can I put him in there with a pair of gsps or not a good idea? He looks cool and I gather he is rare. They only had one and I felt sorry for him.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks

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Re: Gsp with orange fugu

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 06, 2018 11:21 am

Absolutely not! The Fugu will kill the GSP. They are also extremely difficult to keep alive.
If I remember correctly they prefer cooler water:
library/puffers-in-focus/takifuguocellatus/
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Re: Gsp with orange fugu

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 06, 2018 11:21 am

Absolutely not! The Fugu will kill the GSP. They are also extremely difficult to keep alive.
They also prefer cooler water, in the 60s:
library/puffers-in-focus/takifuguocellatus/
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: Gsp with orange fugu

Post by NJD » Sun May 06, 2018 11:24 am

Ok thanks - pleased I checked. Are they significantly more violent than gsps?

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Re: Gsp with orange fugu

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 pm

Yes!
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: Gsp with orange fugu

Post by J-P » Mon May 07, 2018 6:56 am

=) so lets talk tanks. PP is correct.. you can't house them together, BUT if they have similar perams you CAN link the tanks / have a single pump / filtration for both. Being in separate tanks and single filtration makes this a very easy job. HOWEVER <===== due to dilution and your budget on the tank size, a 10+ cm fish will require a lot of space. My set up was tank one, over flow to tank 2 and overflow to the sump, with the primary return pump back to tank one. This worked out well as long as the tanks were species specific and had the same requirements.

NOW... we talk about bioload..... you have the space, you have the budget to build a multi tier system / single filtration... the last tank in the chain is going to get the most debris thus should have the least bioload. It will also require the most attention. Setting up a chain / linked system isn't easy but when done properly it is very rewarding. So the option is up to you.. link the tanks, or have 2 separate micro systems (should you be so inclined to purchase that saddle back puffer).

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