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Gerald300102
07/29/2017, 07:44 PM
I've had a Biocube 29 for a year now and like how it works, so I've decided to replace my ten-gallon cube (which is super old) with another 29. I have a clownfish already, so that is a given in my stock, but is it possible to keep a valentini puffer with the clown?
I know they don't get very big, and I have a friend who keeps one in a 30 and he does great! I'm aware that they will attack inverts, so will I need to remove my two Nassarius Snails? Or will they be alright given I keep the Valentini on a balanced, meaty diet?
I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this thread, I just joined today! Thank you

FinnCole
07/30/2017, 02:39 AM
It will be fine with a clown but it's a hit or miss with inverts my grandparents have one in a reef though with snails shrimps crabs and everything

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Hadla
07/30/2017, 08:53 AM
Mine picked at barnacles and feather worms... all I know is that they need to be fed multiple times a day and that's what stops me from getting one

Microcosmos
07/30/2017, 02:14 PM
The tiny Toby puffer will be fine with the clown. I've got two clowns that get along with a Toby in my 120. Granted that is bigger but I've had smaller tanks with the combo too and no problems. Any invert with a shell is dinner, as are some without. I've never had a Toby eat soft corals though, not sure how it would do with a clam.


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Cliving1
07/31/2017, 11:10 AM
I dont know if I would out that puffer in that small of a tank. While they dont get as large as other puffers, they have big appetites and are big swimmers.

kryzzystuff
07/31/2017, 07:01 PM
I've had no issues between my ocellaris pair and my valentini puffer in my 75g. They completely ignore each other. Whether such a puffer should be kept in 29g is a different question but I don't foresee any problems with the clown.
I've certainly heard that they can eat snails.

FinnCole
08/01/2017, 12:40 AM
I dont know if I would out that puffer in that small of a tank. While they dont get as large as other puffers, they have big appetites and are big swimmers.It should be fine my grandparents keep there toby in a 34 gallon and I have heard of people keeping them in 24 gallons

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Cliving1
08/02/2017, 05:16 AM
Just saying a maxed out valentini would be big for a 29 gallon. Your move.