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Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:12 pm

I actually only got1 female because they sold all the other females :(. Also I cant understand why she is surfing the glass. Her tank is posted in the attachment. Image
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby puffykid on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:44 pm

puffers will often glass surf the first few days when moved into their new home as they are nervous and in a new environment. Leave the lights off for today it will help them feel more comfortable, also be aware that they may not eat for a few days as they are adjusting.
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:00 am

+1 to puffy, they take a little while to adjust to their new home.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:31 am

Well she is now exploring her new home and trying all of the plants to see if they taste good. So I tried giving her some mini krill and she chased after it, but didn't try it. She is really small (.75 in.) and the only thing smaller is flakes and NLS cichlid formula, I think I have NLS community formula too. Any ideas? I'll get pics later.
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby PolishPuff on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:02 pm

I fed my DP's bloodworms, they loved it :D

never tried flake food.


Soak some food in garlic.
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:09 pm

How do you soak it in garlic? I have never really done any thing with garlic for my fish. Also how often do you feed blood worms?
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:07 pm

Crush up some fresh garlic, add some water then soak the food for a while, puffers love garlic
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby PolishPuff on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:13 pm

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=12022

Mon - Sat. not a lot, just till their stomach gets nice and round :D

Sunday is a hunger day 8)
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:20 pm

Ok thanks! going to soak some mini kill now.
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:19 pm

Ok, soaked 2 pieces of mini krill for around 15 min. and made sure that it sank while it was in the garlic mix. She was to busy surfing the glass to notice it. I will be going back to my LFS tomorrow to pick up one more female and some bloodworms. Maybe she is just to insecure still to eat?
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby PolishPuff on Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:42 pm

I'm not sure if 15min is enough time for food to observe the garlic.

I soak food in vitamins for about an hour or two and i'm not sure if its enough.
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Congo Puffer ------------Traded
South American Puffers -Traded
Carinotetraodon lorteti --Died under my supervision :(
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:49 pm

I soak for min 2hrs in vitamins and or garlic
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:03 pm

Not the best pic:
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:17 am

Well she didn't eat any of her food, I soaked it in ginger for more than 2 hrs and nothing. Also I noticed like a little brown like string the width of a pinhead just in front of her plump belly, today I am going to my LFS to pick up one more and get some blood worms. Thanks!
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Re: Got my DPs!!

Postby 1Cheesehead on Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:22 am

Oh but I did see her pick off a snail so atleast she has eaten something.
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