30 Gallon Tank Small Pufferfish in Reef Aquarium?

ViridiosExotics

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OK 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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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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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.
 

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