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by Christie_ZXR
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Takifugu ocellatus
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

Re: Takifugu ocellatus

Aww bless him, that's tiny! Mushroom's massive. Reckoning on 6-7"ish. He's in my hallway now, since his tank wouldn't fit anywhere else! But it doesn't seem to bother him too much. He's got playsand from homebase, which is fairly fine and soft, so he occasionally buries himself totally if he's spook...
by Christie_ZXR
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Puffer of the Month Photo Contest
Topic: POTM June 2012 - vote now!
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: POTM June 2012 - vote now!

Oh poosticks! Now I'm torn...gorgeous pics! But there's another fugu and I am totally biased!! lol
by Christie_ZXR
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Takifugu ocellatus
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

Re: Takifugu ocellatus

Woohoo! Another fugu owner! lol Meet Mushroom: http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z470/Christie_ZXR/Mushroom/100_2273.jpg I'm at 20 degrees all the time. Mine's a 4ft 170L tank. Tried dropping his temp several times, and I get a really bad reaction, so I've stuck at 20. Got a G6 for filtration and ...
by Christie_ZXR
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: What snails for a valintini Toby juvi
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: What snails for a valintini Toby juvi

Just wanted to say, love the name you've given your puff!
by Christie_ZXR
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New Puffer!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: New Puffer!!!

One of my cats is called Siobhan, spelt funny but pronounced Shevonne. She's named after a friend of mine. One of our goats was called Colin after my uncle too...
by Christie_ZXR
Wed May 30, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: average porcupine growth rate
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: average porcupine growth rate

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!)
by Christie_ZXR
Wed May 30, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Previous Fugu Owners
Replies: 22
Views: 4212

Re: Previous Fugu Owners

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 ...
by Christie_ZXR
Wed May 30, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Previous Fugu Owners
Replies: 22
Views: 4212

Re: Previous Fugu Owners

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 yo...
by Christie_ZXR
Mon May 28, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fahaka Puffer--quite sick.
Replies: 44
Views: 7950

Re: Fahaka Puffer--quite sick.

Don't know if its been mentioned, but I use the API nitrate test and if you don't give it a good shake it reads 0, might be what led to the confusion?
by Christie_ZXR
Sun May 27, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Puffels the magical GSP...and pals
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Puffels the magical GSP...and pals

Welcome to the forum! Would love to see a pic of your tank :)
by Christie_ZXR
Sun May 27, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Saving a puffer fish
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Saving a puffer fish

Aw :) What a brilliant thing to do. Feel sorry for the puff for getting that thing stuck though!

Daft Q, but is that a normal porcupine puffer?
by Christie_ZXR
Fri May 25, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Previous Fugu Owners
Replies: 22
Views: 4212

Re: Previous Fugu Owners

Yes, he is called Mushroom. :) Thanks bertie :) Have to say, horrid though it sounds, I'm after knowing more about failures :( I like to have a hunt around every now and again for new info, and it's something I've not really researched. I'm hoping it'll help to know what happened with others so I ca...
by Christie_ZXR
Thu May 24, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Previous Fugu Owners
Replies: 22
Views: 4212

Previous Fugu Owners

Fugu (t. occellatus) seem to have been cropping up a bit recently. It just gave me a bit of a thought, since there's not much known about them at all, wanted to take the opportunity to ask around. I know a couple of you guys have been unsuccessful with them in the past :( . But I just wondered if an...
by Christie_ZXR
Thu May 24, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Fugu puffer?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Fugu puffer?

Wouldn't trust one in a reef tank. Knowing what Mushroom's like, he'd eat the corals!! They also need slightly lower salinity (imo) and defo lower temps than your average reef tank.

Species only, and complicated requirements I'm afraid. :(