Puffers tend to do best in a species-only tank.Sharkdude said:I was wondering how compatible are Col.Sharks with puffers, dragon gobys, Bichir and loaches. I'm just thinking of getting one of these fish since their not community to add to my big tank.
Very similar to South American Pimelodids, keep with fish that like similar water conditions and are big enough to prevent being considered prey. Youngsters (smaller than 12cm) can be kept in alkaline fresh water (with for example rift lake cichlids), but larger fish MUST have salt added to the water in order to thrive.
Initially most medium sized active fish, but with the addition of salt to the water as the fish grow, brackish water fish such as Monos, Scats or large Mollies are the order of the day.
Sharkdude said:is there any species of puffers that can coincide with them, my local pet shop tells me that maybe the Fig.8 would be a good choice but they only have green neons in atm. I like the mono's but they get huge(and their kind of expensive around here)
Sharkdude said:oh absolutely, that's half the reason I got them. I have plans to get them into a much larger tank, and was lookin for a tank mate that they won't try and eat and at the same time won't eat them.