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about a 5gallon aquarium Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by angel_scout, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. angel_scout Well Known Member Member

    Hi sorry to bother anyone with my questions lol... is there any small fish (like a pepperd cory) be put in with a dwarf puffer? in a 5 gallon tank? Or would you need a bigger tank?

  2. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    No need to apologize for questions! i dont think you could add anything with the dwarf puffer, but thats based on what ive read, not actual experience.

  3. rae64 Well Known Member Member

    From what I have heard, DP' pretty much rip anything in their tank to shreads.

  4. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would not recommend adding anything with the dwarf puffer.
  5. xxSTEPHENSxx Valued Member Member

    can you put have more than one DP in the same tank? I love the DP's.
  6. Prince Powder Well Known Member Member

    If I recall correctly DP's are highly territorial. Much like male bettas if you mix two males they will fight to the death. You can sometimes get away with a male/female pair providing there are tons of hiding spots, but you would need at least a 10 gallon to do that. I believe that DP's require 5 gallons per fish so in your tank only one would be recommended.
  7. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Thats what ive read as well.
  8. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  9. angel_scout Well Known Member Member

    Thanks for the info. What are some easy to care for live plants? That aren't to expensive?
  10. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd start a new thread in the plant section.

    I can't help you with plants.
  11. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    I thought that puffers do fine with other puffers... 5 gallons per fish, no non-puffer tankmates, but they do okay with each other as long as the tank is heavily planted/decorated. (What I have read, no personal experience)