New set up

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PeaFishy
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New set up

Post by PeaFishy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:40 am

A week ago I set up my 20g freshwater planted tank. Eventually I will add Oto’s and then after more time pea puffers. I keep getting different responses as to how many Oto’s and pea puffers to keep in the 20g. I was thinking 6 Oto’s and 4 pea puffers all together. Thoughts???

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Re: New set up

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:48 pm

[welcome]
4 DPs are good, maybe 4-5 otos.
How are you planning on cycling it?
Do you know how to sex DPs?
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Re: New set up

Post by PeaFishy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:54 am

I do not know how to sex them, but I thought you couldn’t tell when they are juveniles. I’m doing a fish less cycle and using stability. There’s a good amount of plants and I’m starting to see snails that came in with the plants.

I tried to show a picture of the tank but it didn’t work in my original post. I’ll try again

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31151
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: New set up

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:34 pm

Yes, it is difficult to sex as juvies, that's why it's always good to try & find older ones. Males have visible wrinkles behind their eyes.
Nice setup!
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Re: New set up

Post by PeaFishy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:14 am

Good to know thank-you. When the time comes I’ll try to see if I can find older ones, but I usually just see juveniles for sale.

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