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by Stratters
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy Puffer Fish Care
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Hairy Puffer Fish Care

Aren't they adorable when they go all pink because they're happy to see you :)
by Stratters
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy Puffer Fish Care
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Hairy Puffer Fish Care

Hunger, hard to tell, Pig will eat anything that moves and I suspect would gorge himself, but fat puffers have shorter lifespans. Plus they're lurkers, so in the wild only feed if the opportunity arises. I don't know about a diet solely consisting of worms and the state of their teeth, but they need...
by Stratters
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Baileyi
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Tetraodon Baileyi

Pig's teeth are fine, he only eats worms, shell on prawns, and little crabs, won't touch molluscs.
by Stratters
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Why have my puffers abruptly started hiding?
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Re: Why have my puffers abruptly started hiding?

Pufferpunk wrote:My Hairy ONLY comes out of his cave to eat. Too bad--he's really a cool-looking puffer!
Mine too, he's a shy boy.
by Stratters
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy Puffer Fish Care
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Hairy Puffer Fish Care

I have a Hairy, he's kept in a 55 US gallon tank with double filtration (HOB and external canister filters). Decoration wise, he's more into places to hide and lurk - so he loves his Pig Cave, and plants, but he is also v find of his terracotta flowerpot and the corner where the filter outlet is. Fe...
by Stratters
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Have to rehome Piggy, what would be a reasonable price?
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Have to rehome Piggy, what would be a reasonable price?

Thank you pokeystar, that's really helpful.

Yes, he's lovely, very interactive and intelligent, I love that he goes pink when he's happy (ie when he's just stuffed his face). Ridiculously easy to look after, bless him.
by Stratters
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Have to rehome Piggy, what would be a reasonable price?
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Have to rehome Piggy, what would be a reasonable price?

Sorry, should have mentioned I am in the UK, in Lincolnshire. DH would be able to transport to Essex for me.
by Stratters
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Have to rehome Piggy, what would be a reasonable price?
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Have to rehome Piggy, what would be a reasonable price?

First hi all, sorry for my absence but I've been v v ill. Upshot is, I have to get rid of my darling Piggy. Daughter has been feeding and caring for him for me, but she will be leaving home, and moving away soon. Obviously he needs a good home, but I have no idea what would be a reasonable price for...
by Stratters
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Friendly Puffer for 40B
Replies: 14
Views: 2021

Re: Friendly Puffer for 40B

I feed tiger prawns (only raw in shell ones I can find where I live), squid, earthworms, and snails - small garden ones that I've cleansed for a week on spinach and other veg. Piggy hates mussels and clams, won't touch them, but he will eat ordinary snails. He loves prawns and earthworms best, just ...
by Stratters
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: hairy puffer with tankmates... maybe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: hairy puffer with tankmates... maybe?

I wouldn't even think about it. I got Pig some crabs for supper/company, came down the next morning to find a massive puffer and absolute carnage in the tank. Once he'd realised the crabs were in there, he'd systematically hunted down every crab, bar one, and massacred them.
by Stratters
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Been a fews posts about puffing so... Here's Scruffy
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Been a fews posts about puffing so... Here's Scruffy

Oh wow, he is gorgeous; and I'm so jealous he puffs in the open, Piggy insists on hiding behind the PigCave
by Stratters
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do your puffers do all day?
Replies: 28
Views: 3493

Re: What do your puffers do all day?

Pig does that, I think he's practising for when he becomes a big ferocious puffer :lol:

He looks ridiculous, like a mouldy water balloon.
by Stratters
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: How hairy?
Replies: 30
Views: 4629

Re: How hairy?

How old are they, their eyes are bigger than Pig's in relation to their body
by Stratters
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Think my Puffer is dead :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Think my Puffer is dead :(

I'm so sorry :(
by Stratters
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: How hairy?
Replies: 30
Views: 4629

Re: How hairy?

Hairys are pretty damn awesome