freshwater dwarf puffer

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SammieSam83

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Hi! I just got a freshwater dwarf puffer today, and he is quite aggressive! He is stressing my other fish out, so I am giving him to a friend. I was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of fish puffers get along with with. Thanks for your help! :) ~Samantha
 

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The freshwater dwarf puffer does not require salt. They are truly freshwater. They remain very small and generally peaceful but can be fin nippers for slower moving, more docile tankmates.
 

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The freshwater dwarf puffers can have the tendency to be a bit nippy at others fins, though with a large enough aquarium, this problem can be somewhat alleviated, though I'm guessing some are a bit more nippier than others for territorial issues. Mine are in a 55 gal. with Angels, cories, plecos, and a shark..... and there are no problems between them at all....... what size is the tank?
 

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Well I just got him today, do you think maybe he will adjust? Also, can this tail and fin nipping be harmful to my other fish? I have a gourami and two angels.
 

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hmmmmm...... it could be that he's just trying to set his order in rank for the others and it should end in a couple of days at most.....I would suggest that if it goes on and you see it still being a problem after a couple days, then give him away....

what size is the tank and fish?
 

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Ok, well I was wondering about this fin nipping, can the puffer actually take chunks out of them? Is he better off in a tank by himself, or with some more compatible fish?
 
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