Green Spotted Puffer

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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?
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Ps. This is my first puffer so i am a beginner
 
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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
 
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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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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:
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/library/puffers-in-focus/an-introduction-to-green-spotted-puffers/

And this is where I learned to mix brackish water:
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19348

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

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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
 
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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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