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Ok, so my two little figure 8 puffers are together in a 10 gallon tank. One of them has chose to get EXTREMELY territorial and chases the other one away from the food! I can't move one to the other tank because it will pick on the Sleeper goby! What should I do?
|Posted 10-Mar-2007 22:02|
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|Posted 10-Mar-2007 23:27|
Well the goby is in a different tank than the puffers so he is fine. Maybe they are breeding cause they re a boy and a girl. The girl curls up and sleeps ALOT and just lays around the tank and the boy chases her away from the food.....CONFUSING!
|Posted 10-Mar-2007 23:49|
If he is chasing her from the foodd I doubt they are bredding, but I'm not really knowledgable in breeding figure eight puffers. But I do know that a 10 gallon is a bit small for two figure eights. Even though they are small now they well get bigger and I would go with at least a 25-30 gallon for both of them.
|Posted 11-Mar-2007 02:12|
Lord of the Beasts
The only real solution is to split them up or upgrade the tank to a much larger one. I think putting a divider in a 10 gal would be acceptable to stop them fighting for a few days , but its not a real solution. Basically each puffer will want roughly a cubic foot or two of space each. Thats a 20 gallon for two and larger would be better. You can try adding as many visual barriers as possible , but even that might not work.
You might also have to consider that your puffers might no longer be compatible at all, sometimes they do seem to take personal dislikes to one another. These fish can fatally wound each other with the utmost ease, so consider permanent segregation seriously.
|Posted 11-Mar-2007 02:30|
Ultimate Fish Guru
Puffers can be a tricky fish to keep. The best solution would be another 20g or larger tank and put tons of decorations in. The more rocks, driftwood, real or fake plants, etc... that you put in the tank the less likely they are to pick on each other. They define their territory by the ob
|Posted 11-Mar-2007 03:36|
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