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by Minipuff
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer Help
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Dwarf Puffer Help

Sticking tightly together may be a sign of stress, but would also be normal for the first couple of days when adjusting to new conditions. One missing is not a good sign, neither is the change in behaviour you mention, and lack of appetite. I suspect water quality issues. It takes more than a couple...
by Minipuff
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??

I would recommend amanos. My DPs have lived with the same 4 amanos for nearly three years now, no problem. Cherry shrimp, on the other hand - not a success... I tried, but the cherrys were all gobbled up VERY fast. The puffers appreciated the wild hunt, though...
by Minipuff
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: The enigma of "optimal" F8 salinity level...
Replies: 3
Views: 668

The enigma of "optimal" F8 salinity level...

What are your views on the lack of concensus about salinity levels for F8 puffers? I'm quite intrigued by this, and would be happy to hear about your views and the reasoning behind it. A few websites (like Seriouslyfish) recommend freshwater. We all "know" freshwater is a common misconception, at le...
by Minipuff
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Schoutedeni!? NEED ID PLEASE
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Tetraodon Schoutedeni!? NEED ID PLEASE

Looks like a GSP to me, but then I'm not an expert at all, so don't take my word for it. I'm saying this because the one in the photos seems to have a bright patch on the head (?) and the tail is shorter, has some dark stripes, and is not yellow. I believe you se a true schoutedeni in this video: ht...
by Minipuff
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Female DP bullying another 2 DPs
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Female DP bullying another 2 DPs

It's not always their sex that determines the degree of aggression. My male DP has never shown any signs of aggression, he is the sweetest little thing. And yes, he is defenitely a male (eye wrinkles, brown line on the yellow belly)! My females range from very mild mannered to quite aggressive. The ...
by Minipuff
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Attempting to breed GSPs
Replies: 4
Views: 3504

Re: Attempting to breed GSPs

Cool project, I wish you good luck - keep us updated :)
by Minipuff
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Sabahensis Overview/Article.
Replies: 21
Views: 13472

Re: Tetraodon Sabahensis Overview/Article.

Old thread/sticky, so I'd guess more is known about this species today? Or not? Does anyone happen to know where exactly D. sabahensis are found, more specifically than "South-East Asia" or "Indonesia"? I don't own this species, I've just taken an interest in the origin and distribution of various g...
by Minipuff
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: F8 tank: Eheim filter dimensions, and 1 or 2 filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: F8 tank: Eheim filter dimensions, and 1 or 2 filters?

Thanks for your replies - I will check out the eccos too. Currently thinking that one each of the Eheim prof 4+ 250 and 350 would be sufficient, and also better than one single filter when thinking long term (in case I won't need that strong filtration later on, while "needing" more "smallish" tanks...
by Minipuff
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: SAP teeth in the wild?
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: SAP teeth in the wild?

Interesting question. Why would nature equip them with such extremely fast growing teeth? There might be something about their diet, or something about their environment, or both. Diet: The website www.seriouslyfish.com/species/colomesus-asellus/ states the following: "There is some evidence to sugg...
by Minipuff
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New dwarf puffers! Question about multiple males.
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: New dwarf puffers! Question about multiple males.

I think this depends on two main factors: each individual puffer's personality, and the aquarium setup. Plenty of space, dense plant cover and lots of hiding places increase the probability of peaceful coexistence. I've also heard that Dps are less aggressive when kept in groups. They are more socia...
by Minipuff
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: F8 tank: Eheim filter dimensions, and 1 or 2 filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

F8 tank: Eheim filter dimensions, and 1 or 2 filters?

Hi! I'm slowly planning my new F8 tank (2-3 F8s with BBGs and possibly try some other tank mates), to be set up early next year. I will by a custom made tank of 200 litres +/-, measuring something like L 110-130 cm, B 40-50 cm, H max 40 cm. I really like my Eheim filters, and consider the Eheim prof...
by Minipuff
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Figure 8 puffers
Replies: 21
Views: 6247

Re: Figure 8 puffers

Yes, I'll go for the "dry" stuff. How about particle size - is it true that "sugar sized" particles will be blown all around the tank? I've seen that mentioned somewhere.
by Minipuff
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Figure 8 puffers
Replies: 21
Views: 6247

Re: Figure 8 puffers

I've decided to start an F8+BBG tank next year, and since last I wrote here, I've decided to go a little bigger - up to 200 litres. And I'd really like to try to have more than one F8. Now I'm checking out aragonite substrates, finding various types by e.g. CaribSea, Nature's Ocean, Red Sea and SeaC...
by Minipuff
Thu May 12, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: General hardness and aragonite substrate
Replies: 1
Views: 916

General hardness and aragonite substrate

I'm considering aragonite as substrate in one of my tanks. It will buffer pH to 8'ish, but what about GH - how much will it increase? My tap water is soft, with GH 3 dH (and pH 7.1, KH 3 dH). I should test some in a bucket, but it is very expensive to buy aragonite, so I'd like to have some idea abo...
by Minipuff
Tue May 03, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Colomesus asellus bred in captivity??
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: Colomesus asellus bred in captivity??

Yeah, thought so... :?