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Help with puffer id please

Postby Lumis22 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:07 pm

Hey guy looking to get a puffer id please. My gf bought me this puffer as a surprise. Fish store told her it was a map puffer. I don't think so. Thanks
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby Arny on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:23 pm

He's a Arothron Melegris (Giuneafowl Puffer)

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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby Lumis22 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:33 pm

This week he has been eating 3 peices of krill every other night. Is this to much or not enough. This seems to be a great puffer. I just like to research a fish before i get one. He is a supprise. anyones advise would be helpful. Thanks
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby J-P on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:48 pm

avoid the krill.
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby Lumis22 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:56 pm

Ok got you. Can you tell me why. Give me some good alternatives. Thank you.
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby Arny on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:01 pm

Lumis22 wrote:Ok got you. Can you tell me why. Give me some good alternatives. Thank you.

The short anwswer is Krill can lead to lock jaw in puffers.

You can feed him blood worms, mysis, raw shrimp, mussels, squid, crabs etc. It's best to give them a varied diet
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby J-P on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:01 pm

The why? Too many documented cases of lockjaw associated with krill.

Mussels, clams, crabs, any hard shelled invert / mollusk. These can be purchased frozen and thawed. It will be trial and error to see what it ill tank and what it won't. Puffers can be VERY picky.
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby Lumis22 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Ok just like lionfish. thanks. I can feed my lion and puffer The same. I feed my lion 2 or 3 times a week. Anything else I should know.
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Re: Help with puffer id please

Postby goldielocke76 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Lumis22 wrote:Ok just like lionfish. thanks. I can feed my lion and puffer The same. I feed my lion 2 or 3 times a week. Anything else I should know.



Lion fish mixed with puffers always ends up badly. Get them separated, and make sure you have a big enough tank for your G.F. puff with sufficient filtration.
5.5g: Pond snails
5.5g: Red Cherry Shrimp and Rams
10g: PZ the Pee Wee (DP), Ghost shrimp, Otos x3
36g: Luau the F8, Zebra nerites x8, sometimes a herd of ghost shrimp for food
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