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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #21
That's looking really nice - I do like how uncluttered the tank is (the joys of an external filter!)
Chunk Chunk
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #22
I always worry about revealing fish stock as i know i get so many things wrong.

I have a golden algae eater, a catfish, an albino pleco, 2 neon gouramis, 1 red tailed shark, 4 danios and....2 baby puffer fish.

Many would say the puffer fish are dangerous choices, but they seem to be settling in.

Oh well, im going to wait to be flamed now!

Bear in mind the tank is reasonably large so they all have a reasonable amount of space...

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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #23
my suggestion
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cathie cathie
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #24
Quote:


Many would say the puffer fish are dangerous choices, but they seem to be settling in.

Oh well, im going to wait to be flamed now!



No not flamed but you know when they are settled and grown up a bit one day they will take a bite out of another fish ...
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Chunk Chunk
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #25
Yeah that does concern me, but i have an agreement with the lfs that they will take them back if there starts to be a problem.

Just a question, why do the puffer fish in the lfs etc not attack the fish they are housed with?

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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #26
Basically: Sometimes they do, but most of the time they're too stressed. Juveniles that aren't comfortable enough in their surroundings to behave normally. They're also normally massively overstocked in a lfs tank because its a storage unit not a home. This overstocking makes them feel too vulnerable to attack.

Puffers don't eat fish so they don't attack for food but they do like their own space. In a very large tank you could mix a puffer with smaller species, this tank may be ok for them depending on the species of puffer, the personality of the ones you have and the aquascaping. Unfortunately the first sign of trouble is normally shredded fish floating around. :(
Chunk Chunk
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #27
hmmm,

Will definitely keep you posted on this one. They seem very happy in there this morning and devoured some blood worm!

I agree, some fish look so stressed in all the lfs's, such a shame.
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #28
This is a really good website on DP

Have a read up on your new friends

http://www.dwarfpuffers.com/
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cathie cathie
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #29
Fatal looking at that website, I immediately need to set up one of my spare tanks for dwarf puffers. Quickly tell me that the pH of my tap water is too high and that I don't want to buy a RO unit ...
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Re: New Fluval Roma 240 tank! #30
Cathie, the PH of your tapwater is too high and you don't want to buy an RO unit.

Did that help?

Although (devil at your shoulder ...) it does say they like at least PH 7 and my tanks have settled to about 7.6 now despite the 8.2 tapwater ... I'm guessing that bit didn't help
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