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by martini57
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 29 gallon suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: 29 gallon suggestions

Picked him up yesterday. He was looking good and and eating well up until a few minutes ago. He is laying on the bottom and breathing a little faster than Normal. I put an airstone in, just in case and tested the water. Nitrates are between 10 and 20, going to do a water change. But ammonia and nitr...
by martini57
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 29 gallon suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: 29 gallon suggestions

I will probably change out the substrate slowly, so it doesn't have a mini cycle. Switch it out to what though? Gravel, sand? I honestly don't have any idea what the natural habitat is and I can't find any info online that I have seen. I would prefer to make it as natural as possible. Driftwood, roc...
by martini57
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 29 gallon suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: 29 gallon suggestions

I will probably get the abei tomorrow. I had the store owner send me pictures, it's pretty awesome. It is fully grown though, that's my only concern. Also, are abei fairly active? Do they burrow? The substrate is crushed coral right now.
by martini57
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 29 gallon suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 909

29 gallon suggestions

I have a cycled 29 gallon freshwater tank that I am looking to put a puffer into and need suggestions on species that would work in this size tank. I want to stay with freshwater and not brackish, I have way too many saltwater aquariums for the time being and don't want to have to take care of anoth...
by martini57
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

As far as aggressiveness towards tankmates goes, are they comparable to porkies? Or more laid back?
by martini57
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

I wouldn't be doing sps, just some softies and hammers and stuff like that.
by martini57
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

For whatever reason my phone is not letting Me do it. I did get a positive id on reef central though and I knew what they were when I caught it. After looking at them up close I am 100% sure. The question is should I keep them or not? What are the experiences that people have had with striped burrfi...
by martini57
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

How do I upload a picture from my phone?
by martini57
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

So plans might be changing. I was down by the water tonight and what appears to Be baby striped burr fish came over to the Dock. I caught them in a bucket and brought them home. I will post a picture once I get them acclimated. I am using Fresh made saltwater in a qt tank, so if I decide that I don'...
by martini57
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

Ok no valentini then. As far as stocking goes, let me know how this list sounds. The first 4 are fish that I already have btw. pair of percula clowns royal gramma tail spot blenny starry blenny dogface puffer powder blue tang chevron tang purple or yellow tang flame angel coral beauty 2 flasher wras...
by martini57
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

Also, I have a valentini that I will be putting in there as well. Will that be a problem?
by martini57
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

I am leani g towards the dogface I think. But I have always loved porkies so I really don't know. A lfs about an hr away gets in large shipments of puffers every 2 weeks so I will probably just go up there and see what strikes my fancy but I haven't done much research into either because I know that...
by martini57
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: porky or dogface for my new 210

Which one is less aggressive in general? I know that each individual varies. I want to keep a lot of smaller fish in the tank as well so preferably a puffer that is less likely to eat them. Firefish, anthias, blennies, gobies, basslet.
by martini57
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porky or dogface for my new 210
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

porky or dogface for my new 210

ok so I want some input on behavior on porcupine puffers and dogface puffers. my main display tank broke completely and drained down to 4 inches on Saturday. it was horrible to put it mildly. I am home by myself, its midnight, and the back left corner of silicone broke down the center all the way to...
by martini57
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New F8 Tank, need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: New F8 Tank, need some advice

I think some black mollies would be pretty in there, and they would help with the algae to an extent. I would also look into a knight goby, although he might eventually eat the bumblebee gobies depending on his size. BUT if you had 4 mollies( 1 male 3 females), then the knight goby would just eat al...