Mbu in a Community Tank

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godsbane
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Mbu in a Community Tank

Post by godsbane » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:04 am

Looking to comm a Mbu with non aggressive fish - tetras, guppies maybe angels.
I've done some research that loaches, plecos and cory are bad ideas.

So (1) just seeking advice on the above statement.

(2) Any pointers when choosing a Mbu? Is a passive one good - given it may "snap" once introduced into the community or an aggressive one?
I know its a tough question.

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Re: Mbu in a Community Tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:54 pm

Most important question is, what is the tank size & filtration?
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=150
library/puffers-in-focus/mbuforyou/
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: Mbu in a Community Tank

Post by godsbane » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:25 pm

initial tank is 180 gallons with a 80 gallon sump - with overflow and underflow leading from main tank to sump.
This is just a grow out tank as I intend to get the smallest specimen possible - probably 3-5 inches (we do get them this size in Singapore).

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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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Re: Mbu in a Community Tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:47 pm

Lots of people say this & then life happens & they never upgrade. :(
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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