Dwarf Pufferfish In 5 Gallon Tank?

  1. Megan1001

    Megan1001 Member Member

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    I have a 5 gallon tank and was wondering whether I can fit 2 dwarf puffers in it or just get 1. It will be heavily planted with some hiding spots. Is 2 overstocked or would they get to nippy?
     


  2. kuhlkid

    kuhlkid Member Member

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    Referring to the article here, I'd say just one! 5 gallons per puffer is the minimum recommendation, due to their territorial nature.
     


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    Megan1001

    Megan1001 Member Member

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    Ok thank you I'll stick with one. My friend wants to put 3 in a heavily planted 10 gallon with a lot of hiding places. If she cleans it regularly would it be ok or will having 3 together make them even more aggressive. Should I tell her to just do 2 or will 3 be ok without them getting very aggressive.
     
  4. Kenny777

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    3 would be fine in a 10gallon but only 1 should be in a 5. 1 puffer is mininum 5gallons but adding one is every 2-3 gallons
     
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    Megan1001

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    Last thing. Does any one know if the dwarf puffers and adf's are compatible or does it just depends on the puffers personality.
     
  6. Kenny777

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    Dwarf puffers shouldn't be with any other fish or creature in the tank because they all tend to be aggressive so it's better to have 1 male for every 3 females.

    They should be in an only species tank.
     
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    Megan1001 Member Member

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    Ok ill put the frog in my 10 gallon instead
     
  8. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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    I'd just do one. And the frog would be a bad idea with one, as well.