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Then there’s the RO on top of that! Involving salt = expensive.
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LookoutTrout wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 13:12 pm Keeping a very dangerous fish appeals to me but buying one for my wife to pet might raise some eyebrows.
Me too, until I got stung by my Foxface rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus), not an experience I'd like to repeat or recommend. :cry:

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Anybody tried Red eye puffer? only small, can be kept in a group and super cute, I have seen them for sale maybe twice and really liked them but they are not suitable for my water, perhaps if I decide to run a tank partly RO I might try them, always something tempting I can't have..
500l - Africa river - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6873
2x200l - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=7790
Others - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewto ... =15&t=7411
(230L 6ft - Shallow stream
Roma 125l - Holding fish
Primo 70l - Limia Islai
40l/70L - Black- bellied Limia/Paradise fish.)
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Can’t say I have but I have seen them before. More of a mud type of colour iirc?
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Staffylover wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 18:51 pm Anybody tried Red eye puffer? only small, can be kept in a group and super cute, I have seen them for sale maybe twice and really liked them but they are not suitable for my water, perhaps if I decide to run a tank partly RO I might try them, always something tempting I can't have..
I looked and they will suit my water but they are small and hide a lot, I might as well stick my upside down catfish in there and pretend they are puffers as nobody will see them clearly enough to argue.
I worked through this list as there seems little point in getting worked up about something I can't buy. Some of the prices are a little shocking.
https://simstropicalfish.co.uk/product- ... erby=price
The amazon puffers don't seem too expensive at £50 each but 6 would be £240 plus all the meds to treat wild caught fish. That's better than the long term salt bill for single brackish puffer, at the moment the Amazon ones are the only contenders.

I had a look at turtles but they aren't simple or cheap and they don't seem to get anyone excited the way puffers do.
I considered Axolotl but they must have cold water, I'd need a chiller and I'm not messing around with that. My water is a bit on the soft side as well.
Most other creatures I've looked at are likely to spend most of the time hiding, so an active freshwater puffer still looks best.
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Amazon puffers would be quite cool but £50 a fish seems expensive, I know they are not that common but for example Wharf Aquatics often has them in, at the moment they only have 2 on the stocklist at £50 for both but still that's half the price.
Have you thought about Clouded Archerfish maybe? They would be an interesting project, I'm sure you will find some thing to suit :)
500l - Africa river - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6873
2x200l - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=7790
Others - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewto ... =15&t=7411
(230L 6ft - Shallow stream
Roma 125l - Holding fish
Primo 70l - Limia Islai
40l/70L - Black- bellied Limia/Paradise fish.)
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I wouldn’t go turtles again, we had one go aggressive for no reason to the point it kept going for me every time I cleaned it out, head butting the glass every time I walked past, hell it even attacked the other one it grew up with.

What about dwarf snakeheads?
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We have discussed and discounted turtles, puffers are also out for now. Getting a combination of just the right size but not too aggressive or difficult wasn't really happening, a video of teeth trimming didn't appeal to either of us.
Dwarf Snakeheads won't fit into the cute category.
Clouded Archerfish seem fairly unknown with contradictory advice, aggressive and will fight their own kind but should be kept in a group. :confused:

I looked at jellyfish as well as I've seen those home kits but it looks like a very complicated nightmare just to create a tank with the right circulation.
For now we have parked the idea but someday we'll see the perfect inhabitant.
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LookoutTrout wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 23:22 pm For now we have parked the idea but someday we'll see the perfect inhabitant.
Pet Alligator :grin:
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When we went to Wharf many years ago my wife saw a dwarf crocodile and said "Oooh, why can't we have one of those?". She's glad I didn't get it now......with the amount of room we haven't got.....
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Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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