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Green Spotted Puffer Salinity help

Postby lil' Wolfen on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Hello. I have a 1 1/2 inch baby GSP. He has been in a brackish tank since I got him, and I'm eager to convert him to full salt. I was just wondering if anyone knew when I could do the conversion. I already have all the filtration stuff ready to go, just need to add the salt pretty much. Can I increase the salinity to marine now, or do I have to wait a specific amount of time? He was rescued from Walmart of all places who kept him in freshwater and since I don't know his age, and they each tend to grow at very different rates, I'm unsure when he can be converted.

Do you think I can start adding salt now? I've seen a lot of Youtube videos of GSP is full marine the same size as mine, but who knows how old they are, or if they even lived. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm eager to get some live rock for this tank, but I don't want to get any till my salinity is over 1.022.

Wasn't sure if this would be considered brackish, or marine, so hopefully its in the right spot. :)
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Re: Green Spotted Puffer Salinity help

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:31 pm

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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Re: Green Spotted Puffer Salinity help

Postby JRC3 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:20 am

GSPs only need 1 tablespoon of aquarium salt per 5 gallons of water.

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I took this pic yesterday at Walmart. And you can feed them flakes, who knew?
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Re: Green Spotted Puffer Salinity help

Postby xrayjeeper83 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:27 am

haha at first the picture didnt load and i thought you went crazy on us
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Re: Green Spotted Puffer Salinity help

Postby jus85411 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:25 am

JRC3 wrote:GSPs only need 1 tablespoon of aquarium salt per 5 gallons of water.

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I took this pic yesterday at Walmart. And you can feed them flakes, who knew?


sweet! and all this time i thought i had a green spotted puffer and thought he needed full marine! little did i know im spending waaay too much money on market shrimp and clam and can just stick to flakes and only really needs aquarium salt :)



just kidding....walmart is ridiculous
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Re: Green Spotted Puffer Salinity help

Postby J-P on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:12 pm

isn't that pic property of TPF???

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