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I have a figure 8 puffer that I think has outgrown my community
tank and I was wondering if it would be wise to put it into
my semi aggressive-aggressive tank which has a convict, a
blood parrot and a krib. Any help?
- Puffers are aggressive Jeremy. I know someone who has figure
8's on another site. He does keep his with bumblebee gobys
and has not had problem. However you are introducing it into
a tank where it has not grown up with the inhabitants and
territories will need to be established. At least move everything
around as far as the decor and keep a close eye on things.
Caves and hiding places also help with puffers so try to set
a few up. If the fish are smaller than your puffer they may
be eaten. I know krib are pretty aggressive too so be mighty
careful. Make sure you keep it in a brackish tank.
- You may want to check the puffer site I listed in other
puffer posts first. If you click on your puffers picture there
are sometimes comments by people owning these fish. That should
help a lot more than any advice I could give since I do not
- Common Name: Figure Eight Puffer
- Family: Tetraodontidae
- Genus: Tetraodon
- Specific Epithet: biocellatus
- Scientific Name: Tetraodon biocellatus
Heck I'll save ya some time....here is the comment
- pH: 7.5
- General Hardness: 12DH
- Temperature: 78o F
- Salinity: Fresh to Marine (0.0 to 1.021 ppt)
Figure 8 puffers
- [Home Range: South East Asia; Palembang (Sumatra), Thailand,
- Average Length: 6 inches
- Compatibility: Generally peaceful, may become aggressive
- Territoriality: Semi-territorial
- Food: Live preferred. Will take frozen.
- Breeding Habits: None observed.
- I have found the Figure Eights to be fairly easy to
care for. They are generally not picky eaters, consuming
most anything you drop in the tank. They are extremely
adaptable to rapid changes in salinity, and it appears
that they do very well in full marine conditions if properly
acclimated. Although I wouldn't go as far as to say Figure
Eights are Community fish, they are docile enough to have
tank mates in most cases. I have kept my Figure Eights
with other Puffers, including Green Congos, Ceylons, a
South American and other Figure Eights. There were a few
instances of the Figure Eights chasing one another, but
that is common in most any species of fish. There was
very little aggression between them and members of other
species. I also have kept Bumble Bee Gobies, Cory Cats,
Flying Foxes, Guppies, Mollies, Bettas and Jumbo Neons
with my Figure Eights and other Puffers. I only lost one
Goby and I think Ox, my S. American, ate him.
- Jermy I think putting it in the semi aggressive tank will
be wise u should be able get away wit it with out a problem
I have my spotted "huge" with needle nose gars pacus and another
small spotted and they have no trouble I think putting him
in the aggressive on is a great idea
- thnx for the help! I think I'll move him soon.