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Alohalani - 2007-04-26
I own a green puffer named Powder Puff and because he nipped at my bala shark's fins, I had to place him in a ten gallon with my brother's fighting fish. The next day I saw him just floating at the top and his fins weren't moving, I thought that he was dead, so I brought him out and placed him on the counter. Then I saw something like a heart beating, so I quickly put him into his original tank. For a moment he floated at the top of the tank upside down, I saw his eyes looking around and when he realized he was in HIS tank, he flipped himself over and started swimming around the tank like nothing happened. The whole time he was in the other tank, all he was doing was playing dead, I almost flushed him down the toilet!

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michelle - 2007-04-13
i have two spotted green puffer fish, one very shy and one pleased to see you and always swimming up to the glass to see you.

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collie - 2007-04-12
I bought a cute little green spotted puffer today and was so happy to see that he was adapting so well to his new tank right away. Unfortunately, when I looked a little closer I noticed he wasnt playing with my beautiful long tailed fancy goldfish, he was destroying his once perfectly flowing tail. He is only about half of the size of the goldfish but that dosent seem to make any difference to him. Had to put him in his own bowl and I'm sorry to say, he must go back to the store tomorrow. Should have researched his personality before bringing him home. Impulse buy, he is so cute!!

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Michael Wilson - 2007-04-11
My Nile Puffer is about 6 or 7 years old now. He has always been kept in an 80 gal community tank. He lives with cats, bristle nose plec, skirted tetras, giant zebra danos, an Avacado Puffer and a very smart crayfish. He is great, very smart, and more additude than Opra! He is now about 10 inches long. One thing to keep in mind when keeping these fish in a community tank is they are a little lazy and will not go out of their way to chase other fish, so any fast moving fish is pretty safe. Ours also likes to bury himself in the sand and wait for lunch to arrive!

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Matt - 2007-04-03
I have 2 little greenspotted puffers and they happen to be my favorite in my tank. I have a 55 gallon tank with tetras, guppys, mollys, sharks, and loaches. They where the last fish i wanted to introduce to the tank. I havent seen any nippin from them. They are also about the size of the neons in my tank so they might not be agressive yet. I hope they dont get agressive. They are always the last to eat making sure the others are far away before aproching the worms. they are my favorite to watch in my tank.


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Jeremy Cook - 2007-02-24
I have a 55 Gallon tank with a varity of fish 4 spotted puffers, 1 black african knife, 1 avocato puffer, 1 target puffer, 1 12" pico, and 1 fahaka puffer. I also have a red ear slider. Fish stores told me that i was crazy, but i've had my tank for 1 year and everybody gets along just fine. I had problems of fin nipping at first. So I started feeding 3 times a day and slowly droped to 1 a Day. They all know how I am and come running when I open the lid. The turtle will eat out of my hands and loves frozen minnows. So if your going to start an exotic fresh water tank. Provide lots of plants, feed well, and never add new fish.

Thanks,
Jeremy Cook

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Steve Bussard - 2007-02-14
Temperments very greatly with these guys! Most are very subdued and just plain happy go lucky. I have 2 of these guys in my 90 gallon with several other fish, all MILDLY agressive. When first introduced to the tank they nipped at the fins of my angel, but after approximately a week, they left her alone. Some don't stop and do need to be placed in their own tank, but most will do very well in a comunity tank as long as the tank has fish agressive enough to set these little guys straight. Other than that, they are a very cute, fun, friendly, smart, and entertaining fish to care for. I personally would put their temperment in a class similar to an oscar, but of course on a much smaller size scale. I suggest anyone that wants an easy to care for, fun to watch fish, get at least one of these cuties.

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Ian - 2007-01-22
The Tetraodon suvattiii has been successfully bred in captivity for the first time by Ian Jefferies. Details can be found at www.thepufferforum.com

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Knights - 2006-10-31
We have 2 Green Spotted Puffers, not only are they cute and entertaining, but they are smart. They swim to me and play when I watch them and they know that they get fed morning and night. so as soon as they see me walk by to go to the kitchen to get their food, they are waiting for me when I come back. Awesome fish, I really hope to be able to breed them.

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ariwan kai - 2006-08-17
Best not to keep with larger puffers (5 cm+). I did that once and these little cuties were gobbled up by their bigger cousin daily! Also when I kept it in a comunity tank with guppies those puffers didn't live long. I must say it's really cute!

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