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What would you put in a 46 gallon brackish aquarium??????

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Rob

Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 05:33 pm
What else would you put ina 46 gallon brackish aquarium that already has 3 figure eight pufferfish??????

  

Kick

Monday, February 04, 2002 - 12:23 am
Jeez, Rob, I am not sure. Puffers are definitely brackish and they can also turn into little snots as they get older. Maybe Joyce will have a clue or two, and she will probably be on in the morning.

  

Sierra

Monday, February 04, 2002 - 02:21 am
What about some glassfish (if you can get the unpainted (untourtured) kind). They are schooling fish and a probably tough enough to stand up to 'snotty' puffers. I reckon really well-kept, UNPAINTED glassfish look fantastic I don't know why people paint them - I think they look fake and horrible Also there are archerfish, monos and scats, but they might get too big. I'm not really sure though. Oh, and bumblebee gobies would be good too. They're pretty tough but they're very small so I don't know if the puffers would eat them. I don't really know much about puffers though.

  

Sierra

Monday, February 04, 2002 - 03:16 am
Hey Rob - do you like knifefish? ;)

  

joycedonley

Monday, February 04, 2002 - 07:35 am
BB gobies might work as they really stick pretty much to the bottom of the tank. Scats get very large and also school so you need a huge tank to keep them. Puffers might bother the mono. You could try a few molly they are brackish and are probably feisty enough to withstand any puffer harrasment. Don't get the long finned variety or the may get chewed a bit. I had a painted glass fish that lost his paint and lived about 4 years. He was also pretty much a bully with my other tetra, the only problem may be finding adults as the smaller ones may attract hungry puffers. Puffers aren't really good community fish, so you may have some problems. I really think someone on another board though had some gobys with hers.

  

Lenard Goertz

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 08:45 pm
yOu should try some gouramis, thes are very beutiful. or if you are interested in aggresive fish maybe 2 oscars. or 2 angels (angels aren't as agressive but they get big and pretty) But the gouramis are very nice.

  

joycedonley

Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 08:57 am
Len angels and oscars do not do well in a brackish aquarium. I know you are trying to be helpful, but this tank has figure eight puffers which are aggressive fish that live in salty water. You have to be very careful what you put in a tank with puffers. Brackish water fish are gobies, scats, monos, mollies,chromides and some puffers(I may have missed a few) . Please research these fish if you ever think about buying them.

  

Lenard Goertz

Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:13 pm
OOPS!I thought nothing was in this aquarium yet! (stupid!) but ya sorry. I didnt read it fully...

 

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