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Anothernewb
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am
My Puffers: GSP-55G
Dog Faced-75G
S&S-55G (untill next month when I get my 300G)
Location (country): USA, Oklahoma
Location: Weatherford, OK

New here and New to puffers.

Postby Anothernewb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:14 am

Hello all, I'm Chad. I'm from western Oklahoma. I'm new to puffers and marine tanks. Have ran brackish and freshwater for years. I currently have a 55 gallon cichlid tank, a 55 gallon brackish tank w/GSP and a 75 gallon marine tank with dogfaced puffer. I just got the dogface and it does not have interest in live food or snails. I know they need a shelled food to trim there beaks as I learned with my GSP. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Anothernewb
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am
My Puffers: GSP-55G
Dog Faced-75G
S&S-55G (untill next month when I get my 300G)
Location (country): USA, Oklahoma
Location: Weatherford, OK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby Anothernewb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:28 am

I should add that I have a 30 gallon breeder tank for ramshorn snails and ghost shrimp w/divider. I also feed frozen brine shrimp and krill.

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kcartwright856
Green Spotted Puffer
Posts: 289
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:17 pm
Gender: Female
My Puffers: 2 C. travancoricus (dwarf puffer)
7 Pangio kuhlii
5 Otocinclus vittatus (w/ fry)
Location (country): USA
Location: Millersburg, PA
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Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby kcartwright856 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:48 am

Welcome!

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bertie 83
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Posts: 5222
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:28 pm
Gender: Male
My Puffers: lineatus R.I.P, South American puffer.
Non puffer
Danios, Tetras, Redtail Rasporas,
Harlequins, CAE's, Yoyo
Loaches, Clown loaches ,Eels, various shrimp,
Location (country): Brighton, England
Location: brighton , england

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby bertie 83 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:52 am

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

Donna_G
Figure 8 Puffer
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:00 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: 2 Dwarf puffers
Location (country): Bridgend,South Wales,UK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby Donna_G » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:01 am

Hi and welcome. I had to look up dogface puffer as I haven't heard of them before. That's one cute puffer :smitten:

Anothernewb
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am
My Puffers: GSP-55G
Dog Faced-75G
S&S-55G (untill next month when I get my 300G)
Location (country): USA, Oklahoma
Location: Weatherford, OK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby Anothernewb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:36 am

When I saw him it was love at first sight. Makes you wanna snuggle with it.

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bertie 83
Moderator
Posts: 5222
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:28 pm
Gender: Male
My Puffers: lineatus R.I.P, South American puffer.
Non puffer
Danios, Tetras, Redtail Rasporas,
Harlequins, CAE's, Yoyo
Loaches, Clown loaches ,Eels, various shrimp,
Location (country): Brighton, England
Location: brighton , england

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby bertie 83 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:14 pm

I would not advise it, they tend not to like snuggles lol
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

Anothernewb
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am
My Puffers: GSP-55G
Dog Faced-75G
S&S-55G (untill next month when I get my 300G)
Location (country): USA, Oklahoma
Location: Weatherford, OK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby Anothernewb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:08 pm

I'll try my hardest lol. Any tricks to get them to eat hard food or any different types of hard food that are affordable.

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suvattii2012
Green Spotted Puffer
Posts: 427
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:52 am
My Puffers: Arrowhead / Suvattii
Location (country): UK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby suvattii2012 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:11 pm

Welcome to the forum. Will the puffer eat crabs?
Arrowhead

Anothernewb
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am
My Puffers: GSP-55G
Dog Faced-75G
S&S-55G (untill next month when I get my 300G)
Location (country): USA, Oklahoma
Location: Weatherford, OK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby Anothernewb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:20 pm

There are three emerald crabs in the tank and he doesn't pay them any attention. Did get him to chase a ghost shrimp a little today. But as soon as it rounded the rock he spun in circles like he was chasing his tail looking for it. Worried about his beak, was slightly uneven on top when I got him and I can't get him to eat snails.

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FADE2BLACK_1973
Mbu Puffer
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Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:09 pm
Gender: Male
My Puffers: Fahaka (Tetraodon lineatus)


Once owned:
Congo (Tetraodon miurus) R.I.P
GSP's
Figure 8's
SAP
DP's
Stars and Stripes
Porcupine puffers
Yellow long horn Cowfish
Striped Burrfish
Location (country): United States of America
Location: Kentucky

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:44 pm

Welcome!!! Love dogface puffers.. :thumb:
Chris,


He who knows best knows how little he knows - Thomas Jefferson

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sgtmyers88
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Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:37 am
Gender: Male
My Puffers: Green Spotted Puffers
Location (country): USA
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Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby sgtmyers88 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:18 am

Welcome!

It is nice to find a fellow Puffer enthusiast from the same state! I was out storm chasing in West Oklahoma a few weeks ago. ;)

BTW I just seen this tonight: http://www.kjrh.com//dpp/news/local_new ... t-for-okla

As for your dentistry issue: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28228&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=15
WARNING: Puffers are mischievous little blimps with enchanting powers. You may not be content with having just one.

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bertie 83
Moderator
Posts: 5222
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:28 pm
Gender: Male
My Puffers: lineatus R.I.P, South American puffer.
Non puffer
Danios, Tetras, Redtail Rasporas,
Harlequins, CAE's, Yoyo
Loaches, Clown loaches ,Eels, various shrimp,
Location (country): Brighton, England
Location: brighton , england

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby bertie 83 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:54 am

Crush a snail and he will love it, he will then know how tasty they are
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

Anothernewb
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am
My Puffers: GSP-55G
Dog Faced-75G
S&S-55G (untill next month when I get my 300G)
Location (country): USA, Oklahoma
Location: Weatherford, OK

Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby Anothernewb » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:40 am

I will try that tonight. Thank you for the advise. Where are you from SGTMyers. And are you still in the military?

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sgtmyers88
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Re: New here and New to puffers.

Postby sgtmyers88 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:52 pm

I am actually in Tulsa, I was in the military for a very brief time but medical liabilities forced me out before I could complete basic. :( The screenname is merely a carry over from my ID in a paintball unit called the 899th Blackcats as we take part in a big scenario paintball game called Oklahoma D-Day which reenacts WWII.
WARNING: Puffers are mischievous little blimps with enchanting powers. You may not be content with having just one.


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