about a 5gallon aquarium Question

  1. angel_scout

    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

    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

    rae64 Well Known Member Member

    From what I have heard, DP' pretty much rip anything in their tank to shreads.
  4. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would not recommend adding anything with the dwarf puffer.
  5. x

    xxSTEPHENSxx Valued Member Member

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

    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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Thats what ive read as well.
  8. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  9. OP

    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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

    I can't help you with plants.
  11. Meenu

    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)