Small Pufferfish in Reef Aquarium? 30 Gallon Tank

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

  1. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

    :;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...
  2. Morgan111Well Known MemberMember

    Mine ate them all before he died he would eat shrimp too
  3. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

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

    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.
  5. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

    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_DonWell Known MemberMember

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

  8. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

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

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