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Old 12/05/2007, 12:52 AM
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valentine puffer

I have been thinking about adding a new fish to my system. I posted a thread a couple weeks ago asking for suggestions. Right now I have a dwarf lion and a clarki clown in a 30 gallon. Suggestions I got included a dwarf angel, blenny, another clown, among others. No one mentioned a valentine puffer. Would this be a safe addition?
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:53 AM
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dwarf fuzzy lion that is
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:56 AM
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They can be nippy. I had one for a while and it took chunks out of the dorsal fin of my juvi majestic angel. Got rid of it. Interesting little fish but not sure I'd keep one with a lion of any type.
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:59 AM
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I keep a Canthigaster valentini with a large saddle back clown and a Bursa Trigger. They been together for about 3yrs with no problems . Idid have a fuzzy dwarf lion with them without problem for over a year. th3e valentini was in the tank first. IF the Clarki is very large ,it can be nasty.
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:09 AM
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what happened to your fuzzy? my clarki is still small, about 2.5 inches, the fuzzy is about 3 inches. would the valentine nip at the lion?
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:21 AM
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The Dendrochirus brachypterus(fuzzy dwarf lion). None of the other fish bothered it. After about a year it just stopped eating. It had been taking krill and silversides regularly. It showed no signs of illness, just wouldn't eat. After about three weeks I moved it to another tank,no luck. It took a couple of months to die. Sad.
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:37 AM
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ouch. in a tank my size do you think it is likely that the puffer will pick on my lion or clown causing an issue?
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Old 12/05/2007, 01:56 AM
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I really don't think so mine is in a 35g which is not integrated into the system. At 2.5 inches , I don't think the Clarki will be a problem either.
You never really know and may get a nipper but it has not been my experience.
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