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Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby stephndsz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:34 am

I'm planning on getting a Dwarf Puffer, would it advisable to keep a single fish in a 5 gallon tank or should I get more in a bigger setup?

Seriously Fish mentions that it can be kept in a tank like 2.5 gallons.

Also since its endemic to Kerela, India I think the plants going well would be hygrophila sp?
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby ambooz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:23 pm

Only kept them in group 5-6 years back. Kept 5 of them in a 10 gallon tank with barbs. They survived for around 3 months. As per the advise I got at that time, they need live food and won't survive on pellets for long. So haven't tried after that .
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby stephndsz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:07 pm

ambooz wrote:Only kept them in group 5-6 years back. Kept 5 of them in a 10 gallon tank with barbs. They survived for around 3 months. As per the advise I got at that time, they need live food and won't survive on pellets for long. So haven't tried after that .


Did they not survive Because of the lack of live food or something??
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby ambooz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:41 pm

They were wild caught and the solution was to give something like blood worms / mosquito larva or something rich in protein. But that time just started the hobby and didn't took that challenge .
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby Abhirup.mecho » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:54 am

ambooz wrote:They were wild caught and the solution was to give something like blood worms / mosquito larva or something rich in protein. But that time just started the hobby and didn't took that challenge .



Where did you source them from?
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby ambooz » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:27 am

I got from a local seller in kerala . I think they were wild caught. He used to have a few natives in his collection , Xenentodon cancila, Aplocheilus lineatus and some kind of crab fishes too.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby Abhirup.mecho » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:33 pm

Note the tetradon cutcutia is far more common here in kolkata. Google and see whether you had this or the dwarf puffer. Cutcutia grows preety big. Btw thread started be careful if you handle this fish eith hand, they pack a nasty bite....learned the hard way after it drew blood
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby SanamMarik » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:23 pm

What I have seen with one of the fish exporters in Kol(nt mentioning name), they are also abundant in south India rivers. I saw a whole lot of (in hundreds) puffer fries came from South India last year.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer single or group?

Postby Abhirup.mecho » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:23 am

Nice to see kolkata fish scene evolving
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