Hey, i was wondering if i can transform my 10 gallon tank into a nice coral reef tank with a figure 8 puffer and a yellow watchman goby.My figure 8 puffer is in a 5.5 gallon freshwater tank alone at the moment, i was thinking, I will cycle the 10 gallon tank within 2 to 3 months and add sand to the tank, either live sand or regular sand whichever is best (what do you recommend?) This puffer can also grow up to 6 inches long, so you need to keep it in a large aquarium. All Rights Reserved. How could I resist? The juveniles of the species can live in freshwater, but the adults need water with a high salinity level. For a start, here are seven freshwater blowfish for your tank: By Till Kresslein [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons, dwarf puffers are among the smallest in the tetraodon family measuring just about 1 inch in size. Java fern can tolerate low brackish, but the rest will die in conditions more than about 1.005 SG, Also, you will need to cycle again after adding salt--the bacteria aren't the same. Unlike the green spotted puffers, which require highly brackish environment as adults, figure 8 pufferfish only need low brackish of 1.005 to 1.008 throughout their life. The figure eights ate a big part of the green spotted puffer and i had to put it down. AquariaCentral.com, a division of Monster Aquaria Network, LLC. The puffer has strong teeth; it can use to tear pieces from other creatures in the same aquarium. Size sold: .5 in. The best environment is a sand or gravel substrate with lots of live or plastic plants for them to hide in.

Of course individual behavior varies greatly so you won’t know how tolerant an individual puffer will be with other tank mates until you get them. True figure 8 puffers are freshwater/light brackish. It would also be a good idea to give them some sort of cave that they can hide in. By Earedien [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons. Instead of a creamy white belly, the green spotted puffer may have a black stomach. He likes Shrimp pellets (bottom feeder food) I just tried turtle food and he is tearin’ it up! Max Size: 6 in. They are also exciting creatures because of their territorial behavior and unique ability to puff up air or water.

613 613. Question Will a Figure 8 puffer do well in a freshwater community tank? Figure 8 puffer in a 20 gallon aquarium, room for tank mates? The tank has lots of drift wood, and hiding places, so reducing the sight lines should not be problem for two of more fish.

I noticed there was no reply to your comment. You need to keep it in a species-only habitat because it shows aggression towards other species. I has fully cycled and ready for my puffers.

JavaScript is disabled. We can place them in a small tank but avoid placing them in a community aquarium because they may nip the fins of slow-moving residents. It is also a good idea to give them a snail snack. Brackish tanks are saltwater tanks with less salt than your typical reef or marine aquarium.

I hope you have found your answer elsewhere but I’ll tell you what I feed my GSP. Oliver s. [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Your email address will not be published.

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I’ve tried it before myself and it was not good.

From what I read, spotted puffers grow to be a lot bigger and more aggressive than figure eights. How many figure 8 puffers in a 20 gallon (90 litre) tank?

Also i brought 2kg of marine salt and the guy worked out about 138g of salt but i think his decimal place was a bit out but he did say to check it, any advice on the above would be awesome :-), Aquarium Treasures: Underwater Adventures, How to Setup a Brackish Tank for a Figure 8 Puffer, How to Identify Worms in Your Reef Aquarium, Toxic Plants You Need to Avoid in Your Aquarium, JellyTank – The Ultimate Jellyfish Aquarium.

This protects these puffers from being approached and attacked from behind.

Cycling the tank works the same as both it does in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. If you want to get the green spotted puffer today, you can find them in pet shops. – 1.5 in.

Messages 1,724. I have a 16 gallon bowfront, 20 gallon, and a 60 gallon. Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons The South American pufferfish is unlike most species of freshwater puffer, they are migratory and non-territorial.

Experts advise keeping adult green spotted puffers in an aquarium with brackish water. I was wondering as i just set my new tank up for figure 8 puffers which i get in 10-14 days. After a little searching around it seems a good rule of thumb is to increase specific gravity (salinity) by 0.002 every week through water changes until you reach the brackish range of 1.005 – 1.008. I wouldnt want that many but am getting very confused.

.the plants will not survive high-end brackish water. Thread starter; Panda Butterfly Goldfish New Member. It is best to keep them alone or as a pair only because they are neither friendly to their kind. Member.

However, their natural environment is where the rivers meet the ocean so they do best in a brackish aquarium. Thread starter; Thread Starter #3 Aqua Hands Well Known. Go to petco/smart any local pet store and ask them for the small snails in their tanks. I lost both my figure eight puffers, and the green spotted puffers became very mean, I let my ex keep them.

Ok, so I came up with some new ideas for the plants. Interestingly, South American puffer becomes nervous when isolated. I used to go to the LFS and they would give me the snails for free from their planted tanks. They do not exhibit aggressive behavior towards their kind or other species. Figure 8 puffer in a 20 gallon aquarium, room for tank mates? The dark spots and the color on its back may also fade to pale. Size sold: 1 in. I am looking for opinions on keeping an F8 puffer in a … Because of its nature, you need to maintain the Fahaka puffer as a solitary specimen. I want to get 1 or 2 figure 8 puffers. Puffers are a messy fish and so the rule of thumb of one gallon per inch of fish doesn’t apply to them. I will probably setup a 20 long that I have as a quarantine tank in the meantime (well once my other tanks are cycled). Freshwater pufferfish is gaining popularity among aquarium hobbyists because they look adorable with their ball-like appearance. I now have two baby figure puffers, a albino shark, a algae eater and 4 glo fish they all get along happly. The ideal setup is five gallons per inch of fish but that is just the bare minimum. Required fields are marked *. Oct 10, 2010. I just gotta have patience. While the pea puffers don't have as big an issue overgrowth, it is a serious problem for the larger species if they aren't fed enough crunchy foods to wear down their beaks. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more great content just like it.

There are reports of fish keepers sustaining severe injuries when carrying out routine maintenance on their tank. I'm surprised those oscars survived as long as they did. Member. You are here: Home » Brackish » How to Setup a Brackish Tank for a Figure 8 Puffer. Ideally you want the largest tank you can afford and/or convince your significant other to let you have.

What should I feed them? Thank you for your comment.

We hope that this rundown of the most popular freshwater pufferfish can give you an idea which species to keep for your aquarium. This puffer, however, is like a chameleon that can change its color. Ok sounds good. **feel free to comment on my other tank ideas below too if you see something wrong or have a suggestion. Please can anyone tell me how many of the above i can keep in a 20 gallon tank. The teeth of the target puffer steadily grow. So I've been doing a ton of research and really want a figure 8 puffer.