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I also would ask  @Preston John. I am a newbie with the spotted congos. I generally run shallow sand with live plants in all the puffer tanks and occasionally. The group dividers removed in the custom "43 breeder" puffer tank. Pool filter sand, subwassertang, java moss, anubias in a coop planter. 

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The wide shot. Little fiesty between themselves occasionally. This was a result of some food being in that fsr corner and someone deciding to not share.

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This is the normal speed. I personally like live plants and a black background for their comfort and my observation/photo taking

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I havent tried others with them as this group is a breeding project to learn about the egg scatterer puffers for me. 

For puffer tanks I have had the most success with variatus platies they arr pretty quick and generally will pick at the food on the substrate in my tanks.

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I have not tried any of these with a spotted congo but .....

I also have kept and bred african butterfly cichlids Anomalochromis thomasi a dwarf cichlid very hardy and peaceful for me. They are about 3" max total length remain down low and near plants, spawn on flat surfaces. Might work fairly well with plants and a spotted congo. Thats adult size. Breeding coloration is darker lines and more impressive blue and red striping

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Bolivian rams (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)

Still a bit fiestly with fry but they did turn some sand for me.

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Maybe kribs. They have been a bit too cichlid for puffers here. ive had kribs , that i intended to turn the sand and eat puffet leftovers as a suplement to their normal food, force a 6" fahaka to a corner of a 75 gallon. 

These are Pelvicachromis subocellaus moanda. Much more impressive in spawning coloration. Photos do not capture how impressive they color up; when breeding that pink becomes deep purple with a ring of shiny gold and the body goes dark charcoal grey. 

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Pelvicachromis kribensis "Taeniatus Moliwe"

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On 3/4/2023 at 3:57 PM, mountaintoppufferkeeper said:

I also would ask  @Preston John. I am a newbie with the spotted congos. I generally run shallow sand with live plants in all the puffer tanks and occasionally. The group dividers removed in the custom "43 breeder" puffer tank. Pool filter sand, subwassertang, java moss, anubias in a coop planter. 

20230226_111633_1.gif.dd047236cd25be5e23881d9907d6dded.gif

The wide shot. Little fiesty between themselves occasionally. This was a result of some food being in that fsr corner and someone deciding to not share.

1676821329889_1.gif.3b0ec3a701be509d8b5c56e01d314956.gif

This is the normal speed. I personally like live plants and a black background for their comfort and my observation/photo taking

20230228_191601_1.gif.6ce8af4cdabe65f1ef93e5305fc59d72.gif

I havent tried others with them as this group is a breeding project to learn about the egg scatterer puffers for me. 

For puffer tanks I have had the most success with variatus platies they arr pretty quick and generally will pick at the food on the substrate in my tanks.

20230108_183518_1.gif.6bdf37b5d1f4a2db4a82dfc6889e17c9.gif

I have not tried any of these with a spotted congo but .....

I also have kept and bred african butterfly cichlids Anomalochromis thomasi a dwarf cichlid very hardy and peaceful for me. They are about 3" max total length remain down low and near plants, spawn on flat surfaces. Might work fairly well with plants and a spotted congo. Thats adult size. Breeding coloration is darker lines and more impressive blue and red striping

20210603_145916_1.gif.7a7a33361214f5dcacdf18bda441ebcc.gif

Bolivian rams (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)

Still a bit fiestly with fry but they did turn some sand for me.

20210521_132912_1_1.gif.5cf07568667a4ae17dbbe86e38f12146.gif

Maybe kribs. They have been a bit too cichlid for puffers here. ive had kribs , that i intended to turn the sand and eat puffet leftovers as a suplement to their normal food, force a 6" fahaka to a corner of a 75 gallon. 

These are Pelvicachromis subocellaus moanda. Much more impressive in spawning coloration. Photos do not capture how impressive they color up; when breeding that pink becomes deep purple with a ring of shiny gold and the body goes dark charcoal grey. 

20210528_123449_1.gif.1e7776369d106a6926139e9bee2408e4.gif

Pelvicachromis kribensis "Taeniatus Moliwe"

20211119_155135_1.gif.95b360ab728f3c238a4257cac769c372.gif

 

All ur puffer tanks are amazing bro 

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