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Beautiful One
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you guys ever seen a pea puffer they are the cutest little things and they are indeed the size of a pea. I don't know if they get bigger I imagine not hence the name but they would be cool if you wanted a small tank. There was a newbie that wanted to put something in 20 or 10 gallon the peas would be pretty cool in my opinion.
 

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yeah i think what your referring to is what i've seen as "Dwarf Puffers" and they allegedly don't exceed an inch in length. They sell em for 2 bucks at lfs. I don't know why anyone would want one outside of a tetra tank... expensive cichlid food
 

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pics and links??? or scientific name?
are they freshwater?
 

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they're brackish water, and they just look like normal-sized puffer fish, only they're freaking minuscule-- the ones at my lfs are arguably less massive than a neon. And they're NOT babies of a normal specie, they're a separate specie in and of themselves.

I think they're totally useless except as decor in a community tank, even tho they're cute little guys.

next time i stop by ill take a look at what his common name is, but PetsMart website might have a listing of him-- his common name is Dwarf Puffer
 

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I have never seen these before, does anyone have a link or pic?
 

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Beautiful One
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well then the lfs scamps is calling them the wrong name they listed them as pea puffers so they are really dwarf puffers, good to know.
 

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some species have several commen names, you should use the scientific name if you want to be sure
 

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well I don't know the scientific name.
 

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piranha45 said:
well who the hell is gonna want to remember that?
someone who wants that species of puffer
 

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Dwarf puffers are not brackish puffers, they can be kept in freshwater and thrive just fine in there. A pinch of salt would work also too.
 

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black mollies often suffer from fungus in freshwater - it is good to add some salt for them
 

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Innes said:
black mollies often suffer from fungus in freshwater - it is good to add some salt for them
that is 100% true. I had a black molly that had fungus in my 10g fw 3 times. I treated it with "fungus eliminater" all 3 times, them I moved it into my 5g with 5T. salt in it, and it has been fine ever since
 
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