Can Pea Puffers live with Bristlenose Plecos?

April 11, 2020 Off By idswater

Can Pea Puffers live with Bristlenose Plecos?

Registered. I have 2 Pea Puffers (same as Dwarf I think…) housed with 5 Otos and 2 Bristlenose Plecos and a pair of Endlers and they all have been fine in the 29g. Plenty of snails to Puffers to hunt down.

Can Plecos live with dwarf puffers?

I have kept clown plecos with dwarf puffers and did not have any problems. Just a thought, though. If you are wanting help with the algae, a bristlenose pleco may do more work on it than the clowns.

Can a pea puffer live with a pleco?

Depends on the puffer honestly. I’ve had two pea puffers with a few otocinclus before, didn’t bother the otos much. I’m sure it will be fine, provided the pleco has enough hiding spaces. Otherwise the puffer may nip it’s fins while it’s resting.

Will dwarf puffers eat fry?

Personally, I would not feed guppy fry to my dwarf puffers. I am 100% for feeding live fish to puffers that are meant to eat live fish, but I would not encourage the dwarf puffers to eat the guppy fry. I would stick with the brine shrimp and frozen bloodworm, if you can get them.

What can live with pea puffers?

Here are some pea puffer tank mates that are worth considering:

  • Kuhli loach.
  • Otocinclus.
  • Neon tetras (both normal and green)
  • Ember tetras.
  • Danios.
  • Cherry shrimp.

Will pea puffers eat feeder guppies?

Some are more aggressive than others, but they’ll all eat them if they can catch them halfway easily. Puffers have teeth though and that’s the problem with them. They wear down their teeth by eating hard, crunchy stuff like snails, clams, mussels, etc. Guppy fry tend not to be hard and crunchy.

How many dwarf puffers can you have in a 10 gallon tank?

three puffers
In other words, it is possible to keep three puffers in a 10-gallon tank and six to seven puffers in a 20-gallon tank, but your rate of success depends on how well you set up their environment. If the tank is mostly bare without a lot of cover, expect to see a pufferfish battle zone.

EDIT: Though fully freshwater pea puffers which 4-5 can live comfortably in a 20 gallon, can be housed with dwarf pleco’s like Clown’s or Bristlenose’s if you have adequate filtration because both the puffer and the pleco are super messy.

How big of a tank does a pleco need?

It is especially too small for any pleco, the minimum for those is 30 gallons for the smaller species. A 5 gallon has very little space for bacteria to grow on and little water volume to dilute wastes meaning it can get dirty very quickly. Dirty water makes fish sick and will eventually kill them.

Can a dwarf puffer live with a Mollie?

Though all the F8’s I own are generally peaceful and live happily alongside with Mollies. Green Spots are super aggressive puffers even for dwarf’s and they need absolutely low brackish when they are juveniles and then high near marine conditions when they are adults, 1.018.

Can a 5 gallon fish tank keep a puffer happy?

A 5 gallon has very little space for bacteria to grow on and little water volume to dilute wastes meaning it can get dirty very quickly. Dirty water makes fish sick and will eventually kill them. You will likely have to do several water changes a week in a tank that small to keep the puffer happy.