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    Saddle Valentini Puffer

    Will a Saddle Valentini Puffer eat a starfish or are there certain kinds it will only eat?

    Will Valentini Puffers try and eat medium sized to larger hermit crabs (not the giant ones)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlidfort
    Will a Saddle Valentini Puffer eat a starfish or are there certain kinds it will only eat?

    Will Valentini Puffers try and eat medium sized to larger hermit crabs (not the giant ones)?

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    my puffer never meses around with a brittle star i had in my tank, or even a small brittle type , i have never tried a choco chip starfish tho.


    as far as hermit crabs , i did sometimes see him mess around with my little snails, and they misteriously dissapeared, and on the bigger snails i have yet to see him pick on them.. but i have a feeling that the puffer will pick on a hermit crab if he gets curious.

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    Would a Saddle Valentini Puffer mess with an arrowhead crab. here's a pic of one
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    im pretty sure he would, i tried putting in a coral banded shrimp , and the puffer wouldnt leave it alone and in return got his little flaps messed up, but he healed fas tand theyre perfect, oh ! and i have no shrimp now, except for him to munch on;)

    ive thought about getting an arrowhead and i almost special ordered one, but i dindnt cause i knew as a fact my valentini puffer would fight .

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    Would the puffer kill it or just mess with it. Is there any other type of crabs(not hermit ones) that they wouldn't mess with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlidfort
    Would the puffer kill it or just mess with it. Is there any other type of crabs(not hermit ones) that they wouldn't mess with?
    im sure the puffer will kill it,i doubt the arrow crab will win the fight

    let me just say he eats good size shrimp as food.

    i would try some hermit cleaner crabs , but i like the snails, they get the job done.On my next tank , i definately not have a valentini or any puffer that eats crabs or shrimps or some corral.. which means not puffer at all.


    but as far as crabs to mix , i honestly dont know which one he will eat..uhh.errrr.. i mean uhh.. get along with.
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    Well is there any reef safe fish that is non-aggressive that has as much personality as a puffer or a triggerfish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlidfort
    Well is there any reef safe fish that is non-aggressive that has as much personality as a puffer or a triggerfish.
    Naso tangs have great personality. What size tank do you have?

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    A Naso tang is way too big for my 55 gallon. I think I am just going to stick to my puffer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlidfort
    A Naso tang is way too big for my 55 gallon. I think I am just going to stick to my puffer.
    my valentini puffer is cool, and i had bought some corral, some leather branch and he was picking at it , so i got rid of the corral and i knew what type of corral he wouldnt eat, so in the end i prefer my puffer than some corral.

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    Yeah puffers are so cool thats my sacrafice but sometimes you can beat the odds so hopefully my puffer will be more tame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlidfort
    Yeah puffers are so cool thats my sacrafice but sometimes you can beat the odds so hopefully my puffer will be more tame.

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    thats the same thing i was thinking, untill i tried a coral banded shrimp, and the puffer really showed its true nature" no crustaceans" he said.

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    Valentini puffers all have different personalities. Mine leaves ALL of the inverts alone. I've had him for about 18 months and I've never seen him go after anything but the food I provide, even when the lights go off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSeaSee
    Valentini puffers all have different personalities. Mine leaves ALL of the inverts alone. I've had him for about 18 months and I've never seen him go after anything but the food I provide, even when the lights go off.
    so u have some type of shrimp in there with a valentini puffer

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    No, but I do have hermit crabs and true crabs, and neither are bothered.
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    Just tell your wife that having a tank teaches you all sorts of new DIY skills...which will save lots of money around the house...so you can buy more stuff for your tank...so you can learn more skills...


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    Do any of you think you could have a valentini puffer or any other puffer in a 12g Nanocube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnelgroveReefer
    Do any of you think you could have a valentini puffer or any other puffer in a 12g Nanocube?
    Hi SnelgroveReefer,

    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnelgroveReefer
    Do any of you think you could have a valentini puffer or any other puffer in a 12g Nanocube?
    he would out grow it in about 6-8 months, you do know he is now reef safe, he likes to eat or bite hard corrals , like acropora and montiopora corals.

    and that is if you get a little baby valentini puffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefland View Post
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