Amazon Puffers in a 55

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Frobins
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Amazon Puffers in a 55

Post by Frobins » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:49 pm

Hey all, I have recently purchased a 55 gallon tank and wanted to start thinking about stocking options for it. I am extremely interested in puffers and Amazon puffers seemed like my best bet. I wanted to keep it full freshwater, and these seem to fill that role. What kind of options do I have if I got them? I have heard they have done well in community tanks. Any reccomendatioms with that too? Thanks!

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Re: Amazon Puffers in a 55

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 pm

[welcome]
Might I suggest Spotted Congo puffers (schoutedenis) instead? Unless you don't mind catching these puffers for dentistry every 4-6 months?
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Re: Amazon Puffers in a 55

Post by Frobins » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:39 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 pm
[welcome]
Might I suggest Spotted Congo puffers (schoutedenis) instead? Unless you don't mind catching these puffers for dentistry every 4-6 months?
I have looked into them, but have found them to be a little out of my price range. I dont mind the maintenance. Where would you look to buy them?

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Amazon Puffers in a 55

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:32 pm

Yes, they are still quite pricy. Try Aquabid or Wet Pets.
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: Amazon Puffers in a 55

Post by astrid37 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:40 pm

I've had a really good experience with The Wet Spot Tropical Fish, too.

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Re: Amazon Puffers in a 55

Post by pufferjw » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:00 pm

I see Amazon puffers in local fish stores all the time. I would just call around your local stores and one or two are bound to have them. Also though you should buy PraziPro as soon as you get them, Amazons have always been extremely prone to parasites in my experience.
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