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by G S P Freak
Wed May 11, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka eating algae
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: Fahaka eating algae

I wouldn't worry about it. I've seen my f8 puffer actively "graze" on algae on rocks. It's not going to hurt him, think of it as some much needed fiber!
by G S P Freak
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacation Options
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Vacation Options

My f8 never had any health issues and I moved at least 3-4 times a year from my dorm to home (1/2 hr away) For your situation though, 3 feedings spread out over that time should be fine, as most puffers can go a couple of days to a week without food without any ill effects (larger fish are less like...
by G S P Freak
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Tank mates for Dwarf Puffers :)
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Tank mates for Dwarf Puffers :)

Mine happily resides with a rubber lip pleco, no issues after 1 1/2 years or so.
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello New to the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Hello New to the forum

Welcome! This forum is an valuable resource, and the people here won't bite... (much) :)
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Callamanus Worms... Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Callamanus Worms... Need advice

Thats the first article I read after id-ing the worms, and it makes no mention on dosing the food with levamisole hcl, just the water.
I assume that dosing food is uncecessary then?
by G S P Freak
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Callamanus Worms... Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Callamanus Worms... Need advice

I did a search a a few times, and either the info I'm looking for isnt on this site (google has failed me too), or I suck at using forum searches. I could find nothing on treating the actual food of the animals, so I'm guessing tank treatment is sufficient? Doesn't seem right to me, considering they...
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: What do you feed your figure 8?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: What do you feed your figure 8?

The ones I buy come frozen and already soaked in vitamins (hikari is the brand name I believe, but store bought clams are just as acceptable..) You should feed enough for all the puffers to have slightly larger then pre-meal bellies about once a day to once every 2-3 days depending on the puffers si...
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: What do you feed your figure 8?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: What do you feed your figure 8?

Absolutely! I haven't fed mine snails for months, as I have too many tanks to care for already.
Clams on a half shell, frozen snails, small pieces of various shellfish all work fine.
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me pick a puffer
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Help me pick a puffer

Clams on a half shell. Snails can be bought online and frozen, though it's easy and cheaper to breed them.
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: What do you feed your figure 8?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: What do you feed your figure 8?

I feed mine calamari, clams on a half shell, bloodworms (a treat), and fresh live snails. Foods like these are OK, and there are many more acceptable alternatives. I defrost in a small shot glass with tank water in it, dont feed your puffer frozen food! I made this mistake before and the poor guy ch...
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Irrubesco or DP?
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Irrubesco or DP?

http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Freshwater/C_Irrubesco/ ^ read the min tank size! The pufferpedia reccomends 20g, and thats MINIMAL, not reccomended tank size.. (I personally usually go 1 step above) NTM, irrubesco is MUCH rarer to find in the fish trade than dps and will li...
by G S P Freak
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf puffer intelligence
Replies: 23
Views: 4324

Re: Dwarf puffer intelligence

They appear to be about as intelligent as any other puffer.. Mine know who feeds them and come begging and swim towards me when they see me! Fish in general are smarter than people give them credit for, but puffers just seem to burst with personality! Someone else may be able to better answer though...
by G S P Freak
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Callamanus Worms... Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Callamanus Worms... Need advice

Hello, I hate this to be my first post in a long while (comp was broken for while, among other lame excuses for my loooong absence)... but it is what it is. I hope to be more active of late. Anyways, I digress. As you can tell by the thread title I have recently have acquired some fish infested with...
by G S P Freak
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Figure 8 / BB Goby question, please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Figure 8 / BB Goby question, please.

The f8 will get the final decision, to my f8 they are tasty snack. Good luck!
by G S P Freak
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4931

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

DFS was recently sold to Petco. My guess is you could do better. GSP Freak, why'd you tell him to treat for ich? This is NOT ich, it's fungus. Sorry for your loss... He was doomed, I'm afraid, as soon as you added that LR. Please don't give up. Wash everything with hot water & a light bleach soluti...