Dog Faced Puffer with Wart-skin angler?

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Hey all - I’m in the research phase of my next tank / upgrade. Has anyone here ever housed a Wart-skin angler with a dog faced puffer (or similar)? I’m wondering how these 2 might do with each other. Of course every fish is an individual and all tank cohabitations have risks; I’m just wondering if that risk is reasonable.

Note: the puffer would be at least twice as large as the angler. I’m not as concerned with the angler eating the puffer as I am with the puffer harming the angler. Clearly if the angler tried to eat the puffer it would end bad for both of them.
 
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Not a good idea. Puffers like to eat, the warty is a sedentary creature using a lure to attract food. What will likely happen is the puffer will take a taste of the warty. If he doesn't kill him in the tasting, the warty would never recover, Anglers easily succumb to bacterial infections after injuries and do not handle meds.
 
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Thanks for the input. It’s a bummer but makes sense. Will probably have to fore-go the angler. Puffers just have so much personality.
 

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I have had puffers with anglers before, both fascinating fish, and it has worked out great. Yes, some puffers such as porcupine puffers are aggressive and could potentially injure a frogfish, but dogface puffers are the most peaceful and docile puffers out there. They would not ever try to harm an angler in my opinion.
P.S If you want a dogface puffer just spend the extra money and get a golden/papaya puffer. They are stunning.
 
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