Humback Puffer

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Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:01 pm

hey guys I am trying to find info GOOD info about the Humback puffer. I have been on a water brake for 2 years and now is time to get back in!
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Arny » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:08 pm

Welcome Jr here's some info
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28651

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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:37 pm

Thank you, I've been without any tank for 2 years and looking forward to start again!
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:58 pm

I am thinking about setting up 80liter(21g) or 100liters. Do you recommend arrowhead or humpback? or maybe something different? I just don't want to go brackish again :)
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby suvattii2012 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:17 pm

Theres been a humpback on ebay for about 6 months now im shocked nobody has bought him. They look great the arrowhead is a great fish to.
Looking at that artical it says they grow 8 inches so 21 gallons will be to small, my arrowhead is about 5 inches, i have him in a 25 uk Imperial gallon tank with about 4 gallons cut of with a divider for some snails at the moment. I think 20 - 25 gallon would be the min for the suvattii with a decent filter even though he will probley pick a corner he likes and stays around there. :D
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:04 pm

Thank you, i'll defenetly put up bigger tank when he will grows larger. But i am wondering, I use to have gsp puffers for 2 years and the were always on the move. looking for something to eat or just swim around and look but what I've been reading is that both palembangensis and suvattii are both really inactive, stay on the same spot until feeding. is that true?
and if it is what should i search for instead?

Sorry lot of questions but I don't want to do anything wrong :)
-Andri

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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:07 pm

40g recommended for the humpback.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby suvattii2012 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:25 pm

I don't know about the humpback puffer but the suvattii is very inactive as im sure you have read through reserching the puffers your intrested in. Mine stays in one corner of the tank 99% of the time ( i think he thinks it's a good food spot) lol. They can lay in the same spot for days then after eating return. I like this.

Like pp said 40 us gallon for humpback or 30 us gallon for arrowhead.

Dwarf puffers are nice freshwater puffers and you could have a couple.
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:59 pm

Thank you guys, what about plants? do the dig to much for living plants or do they eat them?
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:11 pm

I believe they are not burrowers, they like to hang out in caves.
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: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:32 pm

Allright sweet thank you, and really awesome forum!
-Andri

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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:41 pm

one quick more. Is the hairy puffer(Tetraodon baileyi) more active than arrow and humback? and can he share tank with other hairy?
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Terrance » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:36 pm

No hairy will also hide. They are pretty aggressive and should not be kept with anything alive.
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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:08 pm

None of the lurkers are active, unless hungry. if you want an active, interactive fish, the lurkers are not for you.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Humback Puffer

Postby Junior » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:13 am

allright, thank you.
-Andri


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