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what do u think about green spotted puffer fish?

Postby Silverfox » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:26 pm

hey guys i am thinking about getting some green spotted puffer fish for my 5 gallon aquariam im also getting a dragon fish (its kinda like an eel it has tiny eyes and a huge mouth )but i am not sure if they will fight of what ? i need some refrence but no ine at the store can tell me if their agressive twards each other since i dont think anyone has tried to put them as tank mates before

do u guys have any refrence???

can u help me figure this out????

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Postby minervasden » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:31 pm

The Dragon fish (aka Dragon Goby or Violet Goby) is generally a peaceful fish.

Puffers are known for aggressive nipping tendencies esp. fins/tails

More importantly, a 5 gallon aquarium is not an appropriate environment for either species. These puffers I believe can get to 6" and the dragon fish 12-15" (sometimes more) captivity. Larger in the wild- about to 2'

They are also brackish species. Many pet stores sell them as purely freshwater and though they can survive, they probably won't be as large, colorful, or healthy as in a brackish environment.

I used to have the dragonfish and they have a beautiful purple color when in good health.

Please really rethink choosing these fish for a 5 gallon aquarium. I haven't been around fish for a couple years so I can't remember details off the top of my head.

Here's one link for more info:

http://www.aquariumlife.net/articles/tr ... ish/64.asp
Article on the puffers
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Postby Silverfox » Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:34 pm

i didnt know that. thanks
i was wanting to get a dragonfish because i thought they were so cute!!! then when i turned and saw the puffers in the next tank i fell in love and then thought that mabey they could go togeather in the same tank ( i also have a 12 gallon aquriam in my shed that i can also put them in
could they stilol live in solitary without fighting with eachother???

any advice would be great!!!

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