Saltwater Aquarium/Puffer fish

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If I have a spotted salt water puffer fish what other fish would be safe to keep with him?

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Hi Shannon:

Most saltwater species of Puffer fish are semi-aggressive and should be kept with similar. House with fish of similar size and temperament and be aware that Puffer fish will eat invertebrates found in the aquarium, using its fused beak-like teeth to crush open its prey.

See the compatibility chart below from one of my favorite online aquarium stores for fish species compatibility.

http://ocreef.com/images/articles/large/GENERAL_COMPATIBILITY_FISH_CHART.jpg

I wish you success with all your future saltwater aquarium endeavors.

Sincerely,
David

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Technical saltwater coral reef related aquarium questions are welcome. Coral, invertebrate, and peaceful species of saltwater fish questions are welcome. Questions asked on Saturday and Sunday will be answered the following Monday. REMINDER: Please check the answers pool to see if your question has already been asked and answered. Questions typically are answered within a 48 hour period, however sometimes it may take longer.

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I possess over twenty-five years of hands-on experience and knowledge in the ecology of aquariums. Beyond the traditional, I have successfully tested and sustained environments that have been uncharted territories for hobbyists, for decades. I am the first to admit I don't know it all because there will always be something new, amazing, and exciting to learn about, as discoveries are made. It's a hobby one can never outgrow, or grow tired of.

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MASNA - Marine Aquarium Society of North America. Director of Orange County Reef Aquatics - OCReef.com

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Articlebase.com, Ezinearticles.com, Ehow.com and many others.

Education/Credentials
After High School, my experience and love of marine animals influenced me to take up studies in Marine Biology. Throughout college, I studied Microbiology with an emphasis on Marine Life, as well as numerous other sciences. I continued to advance in this hobby, by building a dozen or more saltwater ecosystems all utilizing Microbes as the major source of my filtration method.

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