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Old 05/26/2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Porcupine Puffer Species Tank?

I have an old 75g undrilled tank just lying around and I've always wanted to have a porcupine puffer. Would it be possible to load this tank up with macro algae and have the puffer be the only fish in the tank, with weekly water changes, or would this tank ultimately fail? Thanks


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Old 05/26/2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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are you set on a porc puffer? they honestly get too big for a 75, but there are other puufers that would work well in that sized tank. besides tobies, the immaculate, narrow lined, and dogface would all be great for a 75. only one though.


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Old 05/26/2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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are you set on a porc puffer? they honestly get too big for a 75, but there are other puufers that would work well in that sized tank. besides tobies, the immaculate, narrow lined, and dogface would all be great for a 75. only one though.
The porcupine is really the only species I'm interested in keeping, but I appreciate the advice with the other options. I understand the porcupines get a good 11-12", but from what I've seen and read they don't seem to be terribly active (claustrophobic) and I figure as the only fish in the tank, and with minimal live rock (enough to give him shelter and biological surface area), he should be safe, especially considering he'd only be in there 2 years max. Am I way off base?


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Old 05/27/2015, 11:19 AM   #4
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The porcupine is really the only species I'm interested in keeping, but I appreciate the advice with the other options. I understand the porcupines get a good 11-12", but from what I've seen and read they don't seem to be terribly active (claustrophobic) and I figure as the only fish in the tank, and with minimal live rock (enough to give him shelter and biological surface area), he should be safe, especially considering he'd only be in there 2 years max. Am I way off base?
They can get much larger than that.

I had one in a 110 gallon FOWLR and the tank was too small for it. A 75 simply won't work.


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Old 05/27/2015, 01:20 PM   #5
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They can get much larger than that.

I had one in a 110 gallon FOWLR and the tank was too small for it. A 75 simply won't work.
Dang That's what I thought, just wanted a 2nd opinion and was crossing my fingers for some good stories Ah well, I'll retire the idea until I can get a 150g+ with a heavy duty skimmer. Thanks


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