South American Puffer Goby Tankmates?

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South American Puffer Goby Tankmates?

Post by Addywoot » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 pm

I read the top thread on SAPs in a community tank but yet.. asking anyway. I've spent many hours researching what type of puffer to get.. even spent a weekend considering salt water. I'm thinking SAP is what I'd like - the community aspect and the less aggressive nature.

I really, really, really want both SAPs and freshwater gobies in a tank together.

I've got a 37g purchased. I am planning on breeding snails to manage teefies, adding hiding places with driftwood, adding fake & real plants. I realize the commitment to watch teeth health and weekly water changes. I realize they do prefer more horizontal swimming space but I'm hopeful that having an interesting bottom of the tank with a bit of height in the center (decoration of some kind) will be enough. Definitely open to opinions on this matter.

I'm thinking 3 SAPs and would really like a freshwater goby of some sort in some quantity. There are all sorts of freshwater gobies out there but would like to know what would work. Freshwater bumblebees would be super welcome but aquatic arts is sold out & they're hard to truly find.

Thanks for any & all feedback.

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Re: South American Puffer Goby Tankmates?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:18 pm

With ANY puffer, it's always a chance they may at the very least do some fin-nipping, especially a secondary fish like a goby.
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Re: South American Puffer Goby Tankmates?

Post by Addywoot » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:40 pm

Yes, understood. It's critical to ensure that tank design can support the need for other fish to be able to hide and break up sight lines. Any recommendations on specific gobies?

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