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Mar 20, 2008
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Dwarf puffer fish my friend. They are small cute and they have wonderful personalities. It is loads of fun to watch them hunt for snails. They are a slightly sensitive fish however so you'll need to cycle your tank first. They also dont mix well with other fish, however i have had some very good luck with my ghost shrimp and ottos. The weekly water changes that they will need are well worth it.
 

TabMorte

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Jan 17, 2008
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What exactly are you thinking of as a 'predetory'. Most fish that eat other fish are for 55G and larger tanks.

If you want something that's a little bit aggressive (particularly at feeding time) the dwarf puffer might be a good choice or you could go for a school of black skirts - my little guys seem to think they're pirahanas any time food hits the tank.
 

HAAA

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Mar 2, 2008
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yea i know, im cycling my 10g right now with feeder fish i also have some of my original tanks gravel and plant in their, but i was wondering if i need freshwater salt for puffers or instant ocean salt or just strait declorinated water
 

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emmanuelchavez

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Feb 22, 2008
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are you sure where i live the sign said DP
I saw "Dwarf Puffers" at a WalMart here in Houston too.... I wouldn't trust WalMart to label their fish correctly though.

They also had about 15 packed into a 10 gallon space..... all except one (obviously the dominant one) looked very skinny and beat up. They were only about $2.50 here.


Could I put 1 DP into a 5 gL with an oto? or would that be pushing it? I've still got a long time before I finally decide what to do with my 5 gallons anyway....
 

RoxnSox

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Jan 13, 2008
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ive been doing research on dwarf puffers because i want one in my 5 gallon and yes you can put a dwarf puffer in a 5 gallon with an oto. Thats pretty much the only tank mates you know you can get and the puffer will leave it alone.