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Rob
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Username: Maverick

Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 - 09:54 am:       

this may be a stupid question, but, i have a 5 gallon fw tank that has been up and running for a while now with a couple tetras and a snail...i'm thinking of giving the fish to my nephew, and making it a puffer tank?
i saw a figure eight puffer at my lfs yesterday and loved it...they said max size is 2.5 inches, so, 1, MAYBE 2?
would this work, and how would i go about changing it over?
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slagmi
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Username: Slagmi

Post Number: 490
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 01:12 am:       

Hi Rob, and Welcome to Badmans!

Personally, I'd recommend a 10 gallon or more for the Figure Eight Puffers.

How to changeover? Add marine salt like 'Instant Ocean' You'll need a 'fish only' measuring cup and an inexpensive swing-arm hydrometer.

Be sure and ask the fish store manager about the water the Puffers are being kept in now and don't be
too suprised if the answer is freshwater.
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Rob
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Username: Maverick

Post Number: 7
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:24 am:       

thank slag.....so you think a 10 gallon is ok for two figure eight puffers?
and what's a hydrometer
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Jessica
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Username: Lady_jai

Post Number: 3181
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 11:22 am:       

definately not. Its not even large enough for one, really.
hydrometer measures the specific gravity of the water - i.e. how salty.

here read this, you'll find it very informative:
http://www.hopewelt.com/chats/pufferchat.txt
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