View Full Version : Dog Face Puffer

07/23/2008, 06:48 AM
Ok I am kinda new to salt water. I have just started up a 125 gal tank. I did have a 75 gal and I was added all the fish to the 125 gal. And they seem to be doing great. I would like to add a dog face puffer. We have had puffers in the past and they didn't do very well. Not sure why. Is there wany websites that I can go on the learn about them. And is there any advises any one can give me?

07/23/2008, 07:28 AM
Wetwebmedia.com is a great informational site that I learned a lot from. I have never kept a puffer so I dont know much about them.

07/23/2008, 09:05 AM
Try researching this website, dedicated to Puffers.

Puffer Forum (http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/?sid=b8c2b3b64ce685549b7b4012ca788a23)

07/23/2008, 09:10 AM
Adding a dog face puffer depends on your other fish & inverts. I have one in a FOWLR 210gal, but no small fish or inverts.


07/26/2008, 03:36 PM
What are all the other fish?

07/26/2008, 03:43 PM
Dogface puffers can get to about a foot long. They are great fish, mellow for a puffer, with great personalities. Be sure to keep good water quality, don't overcrowd, and feed a varied, high quality diet.

07/28/2008, 08:29 AM
I have 1 Lion Fish, 1 Huma Huma trigger, 1 Niger Triger, 1 Snowflake eel, 1 Big Eye squirrel fish, 1 Clarkie Clown Fish, and 2 Domino damsels. Is my tank to crowded? The weekend we did get a dogface and once again it is not going good. White stuff all over it. Not sure if it is ick. All my other fish are fine. I checked the water everything looks ok. Help Help Help.

07/28/2008, 08:32 AM
If it looks like a white dusting it's velvet. Very deadly--usually kills the puffer within a few days. QT & treat very carefully with copper.

07/28/2008, 08:42 AM
Ok what do you mean treat with copper?

07/28/2008, 08:55 AM