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average porcupine growth rate

Postby hondatek on Tue May 29, 2012 2:09 pm

how fast should these guys grow? i have had mine for a year now. he was 2-3 inches and now he is at least 5 inches and over double the body mass when i first got him. does that sound about right?
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby puffykid on Tue May 29, 2012 5:05 pm

That seems slightly slow, what size tank is he in, are you using vitamins and how often do you do wcs?
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby hondatek on Tue May 29, 2012 6:05 pm

180 gallon . No vitamins and every week pwc.
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby chuckfriedrice on Tue May 29, 2012 6:45 pm

Mine has done the same
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby hondatek on Tue May 29, 2012 6:54 pm

ok cool at least someones puff is growing at the same rate. any idea how long until he gets max size? if he grows like this and the average is about 10 inches in an aquarium im thinking 3 years ?
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Postby puffykid on Tue May 29, 2012 7:23 pm

Sorry I was mistaken then. You may want to consider getting vitamin supplement for him though. A good one that is popular around here is vitachem.
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed May 30, 2012 1:59 am

Use Vita-Chem AND Selcon to soak all his foods in.
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby hondatek on Wed May 30, 2012 3:14 pm

ok ill give those vitamins a try. I always belived all that stuff was just snake oil so i never used it.
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby Christie_ZXR on Wed May 30, 2012 6:36 pm

My fugu goes funny without his vitamins, defo see a marked difference in him between when I use them and when I don't. He's getting alternated vitachem and vitazin now. (Vitazin was all I could get hold of initially and I've got a bottle to use up!)
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Re: average porcupine growth rate

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed May 30, 2012 7:38 pm

Please also use Selcon, it has amino acids + lots of other good stuff that cannot be found in regular vitamins.
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