Help getting started with puffers.

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Mjalbeck
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Help getting started with puffers.

Post by Mjalbeck » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:28 am

Hello everyone.

I have some questions about what puffer will be right for me.
I plan on getting a 15 gallon (56 L) or something around that and want to know what kind of puffer would fit that.
I will not be my first aquarium so I have some experience with aquariums, my goal is that I would like to breed some puffers too.
What I have done some research pea puffers maybe would fit my size aquarium and they have been breed before and quite often. But are there any other freshwater puffers that can fit that size aquarium and breed in the aquarium. I would also love some help if I decide to go with the pea puffer how many I am thinking about 4 with one male and three females.

best regards
Albeck

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Re: Help getting started with puffers.

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:35 am

[welcome]
As far as DPs: library/puffers-in-focus/dwarfpuffercare/
Poke around these profiles for other ideas: viewforum.php?f=38
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Re: Help getting started with puffers.

Post by Mjalbeck » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:56 pm

I was wondering I looked around for the south American puffer I read in the library and found out its best to have three of them but how many gallons/liters do they need in the link you wrote it said 15 gallons 55 liters but i think thats only for one but what is it for three

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31302
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: Help getting started with puffers.

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:18 pm

I would do 15g for each & make it a long tank, as they love to swim.
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Re: Help getting started with puffers.

Post by Mjalbeck » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:40 am

thanks, a lot for the help think I will start with three dwarf puffers. 15g each for the amazon is that to the low end just if I want them at some point since I like to give them a little more water. I think i will also get a little feeder tank with some snails and daphnia and maybe som small shrimps to do you know anywhere I can read about this. But thanks a lot for the help.

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Posts: 31302
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: Help getting started with puffers.

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:32 am

DPs are a great beginner puffer!
They really don't need snails for dentistry but sure do love them!
They actually do well with shrimp tank mates, believe it or not.
library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/
library/feeding/basic-snail-breeding/
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