Rezeki Posted May 22 Share Posted May 22 Hi everyone! New to the Aquarium Coop forum, but I just watched the latest video on YouTube about centerpiece fish, and Zenzo recommended Amazon puffers as a centerpiece fish for a 55-75 gallon tank. Just had a few questions I could only find partial answers online for. Are they truly a puffer that can go full fresh water without any problems? Or will it cut their lifespan in half going full fresh? I could only find generic descriptions of good tank mates. No long fins, fast, etc. I assumed rummynose tetras would be great, but aqadvisor (admittedly not a great source) says rummynose tetras aren't a good tank mate for them. I was thinking rummynose tetras, silvertip tetras, Corey mentioned blue eyed rasboras in a life stream I wanna check out too (did he mean emerald eyed rasboras?) And as a wild card some german blue rams. I'd need to find something that can control the algae as well without the puffers harassing them too much. I was thinking cories are fun but I'm not sure they'd do well if I had puffers. Pufferfishenthusiastsworldwide had a care sheet that claimed if you feed your puffer high quality pellets in addition to snails, you shouldn't ever have to manually trim any beaks (is this true?). The pellets they recommend are in Europe. What are some high quality pellets I can get in the US without importing that would help sand down their beaks? I'd like to have 6 of them or so (125 gallon, medium planted tank), but I have no idea how I can mass produce enough snails to keep up with that many. Anyone know of some good tips on how to make way too many snails? Only snails Ive got are the snails that come on aquarium coop plants. I've read they require low nitrates, but in my experience, Corey is spot on with the nitrates don't matter until they get insanely high idea. Would I really need to change 50% of my water weekly, or is that just internet noise? Assuming I'm satisfied with the answers to all of the above, what would the best order be to add the puffers in? First, last, or somewhere between groups of fish? Ill plan on quarantining them in a smaller tank for 6-12 weeks and getting rid of parasites, so it'll take a bit of planning on the timing. How sensitive are amazon puffers? Am I able to leave on vacation for 2 weeks without feeding and come back with 0 casualties, or is this a fish I would need to baby? Tl;dr: I've got a 125 gallon tank, thinking of throwing 6 Amazon puffers in, and am trying to make an informed decision on whether I should do it or not. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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