Feeding crayfish to my mappa

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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby bertie 83 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:58 pm

Puffers do the majority of their growing pre maturity. Anyone who says otherwise is talking out their botty. Generally speaking of course.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:38 pm

so are you guys saying that if he doesnt grow quickly he has worms/parasites?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:You say he hasn't grown much. Couldn't hurt to treat. I'd think that fella would be growing a lot! I'd wait to get any more fish, until you've upgraded.


What is the reason for not getting any more fish until ive upgraded? Agression? water quality? territoriality? Just want to understand why.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:48 am

Water quality is key. If you are upgrading anyway it seems silly to put more fish through tank changes.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby trekenk on Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:52 am

las wrote:
bertie 83 wrote:Look around for a good secondhand tank. You can never upgrade too early and by too much. It's all too easy to upgrade too late


I just did that... He's a 4 inch puffer in 210 gal by himself.... and he looks very healthy. Have also been told by other mappa puffer owners that they do not grow that fast.


When did you upgrade and from what size tank was he in before upgrade?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:27 pm

trekenk wrote:
las wrote:
bertie 83 wrote:Look around for a good secondhand tank. You can never upgrade too early and by too much. It's all too easy to upgrade too late


I just did that... He's a 4 inch puffer in 210 gal by himself.... and he looks very healthy. Have also been told by other mappa puffer owners that they do not grow that fast.


When did you upgrade and from what size tank was he in before upgrade?


He was in a 90 gal before... upgraded 2 weeks ago
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby blackghostknife on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:46 pm

I refuse to believe anything until i see pics lol
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby kauna on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:39 pm

The fish I was thinking of adding to the 400 gall are:

Scribbled Angel
Blue line angel
Dussumieri tang
Mitratus or semilavartus butterfly


I have a 4 & 1/2 inch mappa, who is housed with a blue line angel, a juvenile dussumieri tang, semilavartis butterfly, harlequin tuskfish; he is fine with all of them. My mappa is very docile, and mostly hides in the caves in the live rock and comes out to beg/eat. I think part of it though is that he was tiny (<2inches) when we first put him in the tank with the larger fish as the last addition.
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