We like to keep aquariums in our home. We have a lovely 70 gallon one in our kitchen. To me, it’s relaxing to sit down with my coffee and just watch the fish in the aquarium. We keep assorted types:
We like to keep crabs, too – – those are pretty entertaining.
Recently, we added Puffer Fish to the tank. They are SO cute and fun to watch, as well. It turns out? Puffer fish are the predatory sort. And – they eat shellfish like snails, shrimp… and crabs. Shortly after placing the Puffers in our tank – our crabs went missing.
The Puffers have also attacked our one beautiful red and purple Beta.
I feel bad now. The poor crabs and Beta fish had no idea what was coming. So trusting were they in their comfortable home – with caregivers who feed them every day and keep their environment nice and clean. Only to one day find that those same caregivers inserted two predators into their tank! Oh the guilt!
I have a small 40 gallon tank that we’ve not been using. We’re in the process of setting that tank up for the Puffers new home. I had no idea that Puffers were predatory!