If you're new here, make sure you head on over to the Frequently Asked Questions page to see if your question has already been answered. There is also a wealth of information under the Articles page, which is where you'll find all the posts that I've published about keeping freshwater puffers as pets.
Don't let your puffer fall victim to poor pet store advice.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation about keeping freshwater puffers as pets floating around the Internet and even coming from "fish experts" at pet stores.
Raising a puffer is a lot different from keeping regular tropical aquarium fish, like mollies, tetras and platys – anyone who tells you otherwise has either never kept a puffer before, or just wants to make a sale. To begin with, freshwater puffers require a special diet to thrive in the home aquaria, which means if you try to feed them like you would other fish, you're just going to end up with a starving puffer on your hands (Just throw the fish flakes out while you're still ahead...).
In my Ebook, the Beginner's Guide to Keeping Freshwater Puffers, I cover all the basics that I wish I would have known when I got my first puffer. For example, you'll learn how to set up the tank, pick out the right species of puffer for your situation, and how to feed your puffer a varied, healthy diet.
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