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    any reef safe puffer fish?

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    garciahex

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    any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by garciahex on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:13 pm

    Are there any puffer fish that are safe to use in a reef tank ….. I really like the porcupine puffer fish and would like to have one with a pair of clown fish?

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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by garciahex on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:15 pm

    never mind on the porcupine puffef, just read they get big 12"+ ......
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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:57 pm

    yea the only puffers that would do ok in a reef tank are saddle back puffers. otherwise any other puffers would eat small fish.


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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:32 pm

    coryg wrote:yea the only puffers that would do ok in a reef tank are saddle back puffers. otherwise any other puffers would eat small fish.

    Really? I had a dogface puffer in my reef for years. Never ate any fish. Liked a few of my montis, but that was about it. I keep puffers in almost all my tanks. I have 3 different Canthigaster species.

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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by garciahex on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:43 pm

    from what i have read its all in the attitude of the pufferfish....so people have luck in keeping certain types of puffer fish
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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:19 pm

    dfladermaus wrote:
    coryg wrote:yea the only puffers that would do ok in a reef tank are saddle back puffers. otherwise any other puffers would eat small fish.

    Really? I had a dogface puffer in my reef for years. Never ate any fish. Liked a few of my montis, but that was about it. I keep puffers in almost all my tanks. I have 3 different Canthigaster species.

    guess im wrong lol


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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:09 pm

    coryg wrote:
    dfladermaus wrote:
    coryg wrote:yea the only puffers that would do ok in a reef tank are saddle back puffers. otherwise any other puffers would eat small fish.

    Really? I had a dogface puffer in my reef for years. Never ate any fish. Liked a few of my montis, but that was about it. I keep puffers in almost all my tanks. I have 3 different Canthigaster species.

    guess im wrong lol

    If you feed them enough they are very docile.
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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:48 pm

    keep them fat and happy and they won't eat your corals. just like my copperband, I feed him twice a day and he hasn't touched any of my zoanthid.


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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:53 pm

    I think the bigger thing is that, nothing in this hobby is airtight or 100%. Especially when dealing with the living stuff. The fish, are fish, and each has a personality and preference, corals can change growth and colors...so while something might be a good guideline, nothing is ever 100%.

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    Re: any reef safe puffer fish?

    Post by garciahex on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:24 pm

    I guess I'll put the puffer in the maybe section with my luck ill have the one with a. Appetite for corals

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