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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby hadla » Wed May 30, 2012 12:48 am

lol i thought yall were talking about yunachin XD then i went back and read all the posts again
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed May 30, 2012 1:25 am

We were, somewhere in the thread.
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby Christie_ZXR » Wed May 30, 2012 4:36 am

Thanks guys. :)

PP, what conditions was your little guy in?

Sad to know about sushi! That was the first other fugu I encountered when I was researching them! Found a video of her on you tube being incredibly cute at feeding time :D

One thing I've heard, but which I've never seen backed up is that young fugu can't tolerate full marine, they have to be brought up over the course of a number of months, which is what I did with Mushroom just in case. So knowing that a fugu didn't cope in full marine straight away is helpful. I'd guess there must be some truth in it.

I'm really unsure as to whether to bring mushroom up to full marine or leave him where he is. He's been at 1.020 for some time now, and seems healthy. I'm really not sure whether that's a good salinity to keep him in long term or not. Knowing a few peoples puffs didn't make it and were in full marine makes me wonder if experimenting with keeping him at 1.020 is best for the time being.

Ah! Why did I pick such a complicated fish!! lol.
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby Corvus » Wed May 30, 2012 4:49 am

Christie_ZXR wrote:One thing I've heard, but which I've never seen backed up is that young fugu can't tolerate full marine, they have to be brought up over the course of a number of months, which is what I did with Mushroom just in case. So knowing that a fugu didn't cope in full marine straight away is helpful. I'd guess there must be some truth in it.


I think the puffer of yunachin as well as sushi have been brought to marine instantly or quite quick. You may wish to quantify these times by forum posts. I don't think your theory is true, at the size they arrive in stores, they can also be found at the sea.

What is important with regard to marine water and temperature is that marine water holds much less oxygen as fresh or brackish. Warm water also holds much less oxygen than cold water. Takifugu ocellatus needs high oxygen, which in my opinion is why you can easily kill a Takifugu ocellatus in warm marine water. It's not the salinity itself, since they seem to prefer higher salinities in the long run. They just need high oxygen supply (strong surface movement of the water, skimmer).
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby Corvus » Wed May 30, 2012 4:54 am

PS: I think 1.020 is sufficient for long term care by the way.
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby Christie_ZXR » Wed May 30, 2012 6:30 pm

Corvus wrote:at the size they arrive in stores, they can also be found at the sea.


What sort of size would you say that is out of curiosity? Mushroom had been in the store about 2 months when I got him, so I don't know how much growing he'd done. I've only noticed them for sale one other time, and I think they were smaller that mushroom, but I can't really remember to be honest. They're usually caught in the river quite young aren't they?

What do you reckon to the temperature? I've got him at 20 degrees since when I've tried dropping it before, I didn't like his reaction. He went all sluggish and funny on me. Most places seem to say 15-18 degrees, not sure how much difference that 2 degrees is making :?
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby Corvus » Thu May 31, 2012 12:58 am

18-22°C sounds very good. I would not let it drop below 18°C.

Yes, they are usually caught in lower rivers and estuaries at around 2.5-3.5 inches, sometimes larger, I guess they are on their travel to the sea, but you can also get them as bycatch in the sea.
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SW 30g: Roger, a Peacock Mantis Shrimp
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Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Postby hadla » Thu May 31, 2012 8:44 am

LilGreenPuffer wrote:Missing. Well, probably dead too - but they couldn't find a body anywhere in the house.


this lol i didnt realize yall were talking about the puffer!
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