My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

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RLHirth
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Location: Pittsburgh PA

My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby RLHirth » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:06 pm

A little background first! i have always loved puffers but never ventured into them. i have always had fish and loved the unusual! (i also have a hairless male chinese crested Onyx and a Male Florida softshell Phent) and i somehow always had dwarf frogs in my tanks and i could never rehome these little guys, well 3 months ago my last female Dwarf frog passed, so i decided it was time for the Puffers to make there appearence!

I was planning on upgrading my tank anyways!!! but when i got my Red tails i only had a 14 gallon!! i got a male and female... realized very fast that the 14 gallon was not good... so for my birthday my boyfriend bought me a 29 gallon bowfront and stand, i got a 3 stage filter so i could use all my only filter media so instant cycle! and the new advanture began...

I have now had them for 3 months and im loving it!!! they each have totally different personalities!!! so on with the pictures!!!!

First there old cramped tank!!!
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heres the female in the old tank!
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and the male in the old tank!!
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now the new tank!!! just waiting now for the background plans to shoot up!!
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Heres the picture i got of the female!! usually she's the easy one to photograph but not today
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and the usually shy but dominate male!!!
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alright that is all!!! now the male says kiss my butt!!!
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bertie 83
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Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby bertie 83 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:26 am

Welcome to the forum, nice tank,
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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RLHirth
Puffer Fry
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 pm
Gender: Female
My Puffers: 2 red tailed red eye puffers (male and female)
Location (country): USA
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby RLHirth » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:11 pm

bertie 83 wrote:Welcome to the forum, nice tank,


Thank you! And I'm glad to be here! Alot of people know there stuff and are willing to help that want to be helped

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RLHirth
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 pm
Gender: Female
My Puffers: 2 red tailed red eye puffers (male and female)
Location (country): USA
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby RLHirth » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:11 pm

bertie 83 wrote:Welcome to the forum, nice tank,


Thank you! And I'm glad to be here! Alot of people know there stuff and are willing to help that want to be helped

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Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby Flutter » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:14 pm

Very nice! I love irrubescos and they have a great tank! What lucky fish :)
It is absurd to talk of one animal being higher than another. We consider those, when the cerebral structure/intellectual faculties most developed, as highest. A bee doubtless would when the instincts were.
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RLHirth
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 pm
Gender: Female
My Puffers: 2 red tailed red eye puffers (male and female)
Location (country): USA
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby RLHirth » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:19 am

Thank you flutter! I wanted to the best environment I could and make sure they were comfortable! Other than yesterday they have not stopped exploring! Yesterday they ate way too much and were both sulking! I feed them there first time on live brine shrimp ( not a lot of places around here will sell "small portions" of brine shrimp! But I was able to get some and after that some how they caught a ghost shrimp that has been in there tank forever! I got really worried for a bit because they were so round and just not very active! Well there up and about this morning! And they got the fast day moved from Saturday to today!

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Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby Nuclear_Glitter » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:11 pm

Welcome! That's a very nice tank and you have some lovely plants. Your puffers are super adorable, too.

I want to suggest that you QT (quarantine) all live food before feeding it to your puffers so you do not pass any nasties on to them.
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -- Henry Ford

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RLHirth
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 pm
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My Puffers: 2 red tailed red eye puffers (male and female)
Location (country): USA
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby RLHirth » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:40 pm

Thank you
Oh I do QT! These shrimp somehow escaped my turtle forever so I have them I little bit better life in the well planted puffer tank

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RLHirth
Puffer Fry
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 pm
Gender: Female
My Puffers: 2 red tailed red eye puffers (male and female)
Location (country): USA
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby RLHirth » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:18 am

princysharma1990 wrote:Very nice tank and fish too. I really liked your tank. I think she just loves her tank. Very lucky cute little fish.


Thank you! I only aim to please! Haha

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Re: My Red Tailed Red Eyes!!!

Postby Pufferpunk » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:24 pm

Spam!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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