Dwarf Puffer single or group?

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Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby stephndsz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm planning on getting a Dwarf Puffer, would it advisable to keep a single fish in a 5 gallon tank or should I get more in a bigger setup?

Seriously Fish mentions that it can be kept in a tank like 2.5 gallons.

Also since its endemic to Kerela, India I think the plants going well would be hygrophila sp?


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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:14 pm

You can keep 4-5 fish in this tank. I kept them but they never forn a grouo. One more thing to consider, they need regular supply of snails. Hardly they accept pellets.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby stephndsz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:34 pm

SCORPIO wrote:You can keep 4-5 fish in this tank. I kept them but they never forn a grouo. One more thing to consider, they need regular supply of snails. Hardly they accept pellets.


My fish shop here told me they take live or frozen blood worms too??

Also how many snails to they need? And how does one source them?


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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:39 pm

They take snails readily. Shrimps, love blood worms are option or may not be accepted. Also, they need snails (not mts) for the welfare of their teeth and jaws (info. shared by a senior hobbyist)

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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby stephndsz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:06 pm

KarthikC wrote:They take snails readily. Shrimps, love blood worms are option or may not be accepted. Also, they need snails (not mts) for the welfare of their teeth and jaws (info. shared by a senior hobbyist)

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Any way to get a population of snails??


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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:12 pm

stephndsz wrote:
KarthikC wrote:They take snails readily. Shrimps, love blood worms are option or may not be accepted. Also, they need snails (not mts) for the welfare of their teeth and jaws (info. shared by a senior hobbyist)

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Snails breed very fast in favorable conditions. Provide them enough food and calcium reach water.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby SantaMonicaHelp » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:09 am

Is this same as pea puffer ?

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:26 am

SantaMonicaHelp wrote:Is this same as pea puffer ?


They are same.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Unread postby stephndsz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:21 am

what would be the correct plants to use in a Dwarf Puffer Biotope (Kerala) ?