Green Spotted Puffer

Discussion in 'Brackish Tanks Forum' started by Abbydavis2813, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Abbydavis2813New MemberMember

    I just got a green spotted puffer fish and was told it was a fresh water fish. I got home and set up the tank and everything and put him in it and he is doing fine, but after a little online research i see that he would do better in a brackish tank. My question is how would i transition him into a salt water tank from the freshwater he is in now and what extra materials would i need?
    Ps. This is my first puffer so i am a beginner

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  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Gena or MJDuti can help you out

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  3. leftswerveWell Known MemberMember

  4. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    when I did my transition I would mix the salt separate then gradually add it to the tank every 30 mins or so. until the salinity was where it needed to be. I have a figure 8 puffer.
  5. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    they start off in freshwater, but you can make them full salt water to thrive better. I would do the transfer to salt water. slowly, gradually raise the salinity of the water. mix the water in a separate container and add it slowly every 30 mins or so. until the aquarium is at the salinity for the puffer
  6. Abbydavis2813New MemberMember

    what is the best kind of salt i should use? i want to make sure I'm doing it the right way

    also do i need to remove the puffer while I'm adding the salt water?
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  7. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    marine salt is the only salt.

    do not use aquarium salt that will not give you the salinity!!! that will kill your puffer!!! stay away from it
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  8. GenaWell Known MemberMember

    Hi, you'll need marine salt. NOT aquarium salt or table salt. Instant Ocean is the most popular brand and the brand I personally use. It can be purchased at most pet stores. I bought mine from the local Petco.

    Here is a good article about GSPs:

    And this is where I learned to mix brackish water:

    Eventually, your GSP will need highly brackish water, some argue marine salinity is needed. This is not an easy fish to care for.
  9. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    as always Gena saves the day. thanks for the input. listen to Gena she got me on the right path with my puffer fish. she a puffer guru
  10. Abbydavis2813New MemberMember

    Thanks everyone! Gena do i leave my puffer in the tank while adding the salt water or relocate the puffer until im done?

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