Anyone ever head of a "spotted puffer"?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Charlemagne, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. CharlemagneValued MemberMember

    Anyone ever heard of a "spotted puffer"?

    Ok, has anyone heard of a spotted puffer fish? They have them at my local Walmart, and they're reeeally pretty. They are like highlighter yellow, with black polka dots. They are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. I'd like to get one, cuz they are so pretty, but I'm not sure if I should. It says they require aquarium salt, and sometimes they have some salt in there in the bottom of an empty betta container. However, it doesn't say how much, or what. Could I put one in my 29 gal. w/
    1 betta(I know, I know, you're not supposed to have them in community tanks, but he's doing fine, but won't eat when he's by himself, and I don't have room for another tank)
    1 platy
    1 neon tetra
    1 black skirt tetra
    1 fiddler crab
    1 black mystery snail
    I don't know if these fish can handle salt, or if the puffer will be happy in a 29 gallon. Any and all answers are welcome! Thanks guys!!!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2010
  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    puffers should never be put with any other fish, sorry.
  3. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  4. CharlemagneValued MemberMember

    Thanks Meenu and Ken! Guess I won't be getting one :( Oh well. Well, I was thinking of getting another platy, a few more neons, and maybe a molly or two, or possibly a red-tailed shark. Anyone foresee any problems w/ those? Thanks everyone!
  5. loachaholicValued MemberMember

    Red-tailed sharks can be pretty agressive, and everything I've read about them says they really need 50g or larger. I personally wouldn't trust them in there with your other fish.

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