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How many gallons does a dog face puffer need?

How many gallons does a dog face puffer need?

75 gallons
Since the dogface puffer grows more than a foot long, it needs a large aquarium. A tank for this puffer should hold at least 75 gallons per puffer. The tank needs numerous large hiding places to help this fish feel safe. Puffers are generally tolerant of other puffers that are not more aggressive than themselves.

Can you put a porcupine puffer in a reef tank?

Commonly available, but not reef safe: Dog Face Puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus) and Porcupine Puffer (Diodon holocanthus). Wrasses are a huge family of fish varying greatly in size and color. Wrasses made our list because some are outstanding predators that may cause issues if placed inside a reef aquarium.

Can you keep two puffers together?

As a territorial family, Puffers require space to call their own. Introducing more than one Puffer into a tank, especially a tank that is too small, is asking for problems. If two Puffers cannot establish clear territories, they will often fight. So, as solitary fish that need space, Puffers do not need tankmates.

Can you mix puffers?

Freshwater puffers can be fin nippers, and some are downright aggressive and/or predatory. Some species, like Dwarf, Redeye and Golden Puffers, can be kept together or with other fast-moving fish like danios. For the most part, freshwater puffers should be considered species tank fish.

What fish can live with a dog face puffer?

Ideal tankmates would be other non-aggressive (or moderately aggressive) puffer species, triggers, lionfishes, snowflake eels, select tang species, large wrasses, or angelfish. Skip fish with long fins, or you might find the puffer fish nipping and causing inadvertent wounds.

Can puffer fish live with clownfish?

I’ve had many clown and puffers together and never had any issues.

Will Porcupine Puffer eat clownfish?

Re: Porcupine Puffer with clownfish The main problem is that puffers will eat anything that can fit in their mouth. You may be able to do it, you may not, depending on the personality of both the puffer and the clown fish. Clown fish are also very aggressive, just like the puffer.

Can I put puffer fish with clownfish?

It depends on the puffer….but most will consume inverts and leave fish alone (unless it’s small enough to fit in their mouth….rule of thumb, of course). Just don’t attempt to mix puffers. And agreed, The tobies (canthigasters (sp?)) would be OK probably, but most of the others would be far too big.

Can 2 Figure 8 puffers live together?

If keeping multiple figure 8 puffers together, it would be best to start them out together as juveniles and let them grow up together. Older puffers may not tolerate the addition of new puffer tankmates.

How many Pea Puffers can you keep together?

Up to six or seven pea puffers can be kept in a 20-gallon aquarium (with no other tank mates) if you provide lots of cover in the form of aquarium plants or decorations.

Can you keep two porcupine puffers together?

They Don’t Mind Tank Mates, But Never Put Two of Them Together! Like many species of saltwater fish, porcupine puffers should not be housed with others of their same species, which in the aquarium hobby are called con-specifics. Large species of fish make the best tank mates.

Can you mix Marine puffer fish?

if you introduce them early and at the same time they should do fine. i have a porc and a golden in a tank for quite a while with no issues at all. I have 2 dog faced puffers and 1 porcupine in my tank.

What kind of water does a dogface puffer need?

The dogface puffer fish doesn’t require anything special, in terms of water quality. The standard reef aquarium water parameters are sufficient. Temperature, pH, Nitrates, and Salinity are the most important parameters for these fishes.

Is the dogface puffer fish a tasty fish?

The dogface puffer fish is considered to be non-aggressive or semi-aggressive saltwater aquarium fish, as long as you’re not a tasty invertebrate–because they have giant teeth for breaking into and eating clams, crabs, and shrimps. They should otherwise leave your fishes and corals alone.

What happens to a dogface puffer when it gets too much air?

But it’s not good for the fish. Dogface puffer fishes obviously only inflate themselves when they are stressed, and things can go wrong when they do. If they may get too much air during this process, they could have trouble shrinking back to normal size and die.

What kind of fish to put in a puffer tank?

Due to their large size and meat-eating disposition, they are often kept in tanks with larger aggressive or predator fishes. Ideal tankmates would be other non-aggressive (or moderately aggressive) puffer species, triggers, lionfishes, snowflake eels, possibly large select tang species, and large wrasses or angelfish will make for good companions.