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Should I get a little spotted puffer for my tank with the 2 oscars and my angelfish? I have enough room.
 

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if your oscar wont eat. if it fits in the oscars mouth, then dont. if it doenst then go ahead. i have sme puffers of sale. infact im selling my community including ceylons and spotted. PM if you want some.
 

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no, the puffers will not get on with oscars, and also often need brackish water.
oscars will eat puffers, and also you don't have enough room in a 20 gallon for the oscars, so you don't have enough space for the oscars and the puffer
 

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If you want that puffer... first get rid of the oscars and angels.. the oscars or angels will not be okay for long in the 20 gallon tank.. but a green spotted puffer will be fine in your 20gallon puffer.. after getting rid of those cichlids, change the water settings to Brackish water and you will have yourself a nice 20 gallon brackish water puffer tank.
 

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uh the only thing is the room, in 6 months or so I will have more room to get the puffer. For now the fish are fine they have plenty of swimming space, they aren't monsters yet. I plan on getting more tanks and then finally upgrading to p's, until I learn enough and save then no p's for awhile. I have kevins to admire, and all of the forums to admire.
 

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That puffer will do fine a 10gallon for quite some time, because they are very slow growing.. but as for your Oscars.. they will need at least a 75 gallon in the next couple of months..
 

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unxchange said:
If you want that puffer... first get rid of the oscars and angels.. the oscars or angels will not be okay for long in the 20 gallon tank.. but a green spotted puffer will be fine in your 20gallon puffer.. after getting rid of those cichlids, change the water settings to Brackish water and you will have yourself a nice 20 gallon brackish water puffer tank.
I 100% agree, if you want puffers, lose the cichlids and convert the 20 gallon to a brackish tank.
 

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My 2 Spotted and 1 Figure 8 puffers are in a community 55g. with 2 tbs per 5 gal of aquarium salt and have been fine for the past 4 months. I have plenty of cover and do not recomend more than 1 in a 20g tank. I have 15+ fish in the 55g and none have nips or show signs of stress.

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you can get puffers for fresh water, some for brackish and some for marine... dont put them in with any fish... that would consider them a meal, Oscars get large too remember
 

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Explain what brackish is?
 
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