Small Pufferfish in Reef Aquarium? 30 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by ViridiosExotics, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. ViridiosExotics

    ViridiosExotics Valued Member Member

    :;dkOK I have a Blue Spotted Pufferfish in my 33 gallon Saltwater aquarium (one of these)
     

    It says they are not Reef compatible but I have 2 turbo snails in there and he never bothers them!
    I was wondering if I could add some Button Polyps and Mushroom Coral and maybe some cleaner Shrimps and Hermit Crabs?

    He is very friendly and never bothers anything in the tank.
    BTW I have all the Equipment handle a REEF System such as Powerheads, Lighting, Skimmers etc...
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  2. Morgan111

    Morgan111 Well Known Member Member

    Mine ate them all before he died he would eat shrimp too
     
  3. OP
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    ViridiosExotics

    ViridiosExotics Valued Member Member

    I have heard Skunk Cleaner shrimps are introduced for there 'cleaning' of fishes, even predatory fish.
     
  4. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_Don Well Known Member Member

    That would be cool to see, But would you be welling to spend A boat load of money on the Button Polyps, Mushroom Coral, cleaner Shrimps and Hermit Crabs just for them to get eaten? I sure wouldn't. Someone has and thats way they say "NOT A REEF FISH" JMHO.
     
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    ViridiosExotics

    ViridiosExotics Valued Member Member

    He has lived with turbos for a long time so maybe he is OK, I guess it is down to individual fishes and some people may have different experiences.
    I understand that there is a 'truce' between cleaner shrimps and fishes because of there parasite cleaning benefit?

    I've seen coral reef tanks with Porcupine puffers but that just may be pure luck.
     
  6. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_Don Well Known Member Member

    in the real world yes, but most of the fish and Shrimps we get today are tank raised and breed
     
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    ViridiosExotics

    ViridiosExotics Valued Member Member

  8. OP
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    ViridiosExotics

    ViridiosExotics Valued Member Member

    As I said before it just must be pure luck to make that possible.
     




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