Blue Spotted Puffer Experiences?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by treylane, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Has anybody kept one of these guys? How far down the "reef-safe" scale do they slide?
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    All puffers are off the reef safe chart I hate to say. It's the nature of the beast :(
  3. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Ehhh, there's a spectrum even with puffers. Some will occasionally take a nibble of coral, some will eat any invert they can, some will eat every non-noxious coral in the tank... just wondering how this species in particular behaves.
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    There is no puffer that is "reef" safe. "Reef" safe doesn't mean just coral. No puffer can resist no eating a shrimp, hermit, etc. They can not resist the "smell". I've imported those by the boatload while working in wholesale. They LOVED eating shrimp. They also loved eating snails, clams, oysters and picked on LPS like they were going out of style, just like any other Canthigaster sp.

    Spectrum smechtrum. They all prey upon something that falls into the "reef" category.
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Keep in mind when he talks about Bruce and Greg that both had very large tanks. Greg also kept some angels most would not think are "reef" safe.
  6. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Gresham is correct, I tried one in a large (200g+) reef and had to tear the damn thing apart to get to the fish, stupid thing ate EVERYTHING.
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Great looking fish with an amazing attitude but I'll be darned if I set up a tank just for them :)

    Pretty bad fin nippers as well.

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