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by pollypuff
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New to DP's (not to tanks) advice
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: New to DP's (not to tanks) advice

I would suggest amano shrimp as a cleanup crew, but be aware that when they molt the puffers might eat them. I would not suggest plecos or corys if you like your fish to have eyeballs. You could add a ton of trumpet snails, they breed quickly,puffers love to eat them and they are good for live plant...
by pollypuff
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer Planted Tank Newbie Chcklist
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: Dwarf Puffer Planted Tank Newbie Chcklist

also cherry shrimp will be eaten. If you want shrimp go with amano instead but you're still taking a chance they will get eaten when they molt.
by pollypuff
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Step One for Dwarf Puffer Setup (w/ picture)
Replies: 34
Views: 7436

Re: Step One for Dwarf Puffer Setup (w/ picture)

So as far as hiding places are concerned, any suggestions for that? Has anyone seen any success with cichlid stones in a DP tank? I don't know if they would really use cichlid stones, they aren't really into caves. Once the driftwood is in (if its giving you a hard time you can try weighing it down...
by pollypuff
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Step One for Dwarf Puffer Setup (w/ picture)
Replies: 34
Views: 7436

Re: Step One for Dwarf Puffer Setup (w/ picture)

Looks good! I'd like to see another pic with the driftwood on there. How many DP's are you planning on?
by pollypuff
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffers Attacked and Injured Other DP
Replies: 11
Views: 3354

Re: Dwarf Puffers Attacked and Injured Other DP

It is possible she was bullied to death, or its possible she was already failing and the other puffers were picking at her because she was already not well. I would not suggest any major changes to rescaping the tank once the other puffers have established their territories. When I rescaped my puffe...
by pollypuff
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: DP diet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: DP diet?

Frozen bloodworms, frozen mysis shrimp, live snails, live cherry shrimp.
by pollypuff
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Where good snails go to die
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Where good snails go to die

Nice puffer, where did you get him? I lucked out really - he was owned by an employee at my lfs who had 2. He wanted a male and female but they both seemed to be females so he sold this one to me. Of course he really turned out to be a male. I offered him back to the lfs guy because I felt bad but ...
by pollypuff
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Where good snails go to die
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Where good snails go to die

http://i.imgur.com/8a39xhf.jpg

Schmendrick has been helping me with my recent surge in mystery snails. I had over 70 hatch between 2 clutches so he has been on an almost all snail diet for a few weeks. He doesn't seem to mind but I did do bloodworms a few times just to change it up a bit :)
by pollypuff
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: My 3 dwarf pea puffers living peacefully in a community tank
Replies: 19
Views: 9477

Re: My 3 dwarf pea puffers living peacefully in a community

I'm sorry I have to agree. Lots of people add DPs to community tanks and say "see I told you they are fine" but 3-6 months later its a different story. Missing eyes, tattered fins - yeah they may not kill your other fish outright but they will pick away a little at a time until stress kill...
by pollypuff
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: dp breeding set up
Replies: 15
Views: 4340

Re: dp breeding set up

oh, your level of care isn't an issue and 12 of them is not overcrowding in a biological sense, I was more concerned about aggression? But then again I've never bred DPs (just rainbows and corys) so what do I know lol.
by pollypuff
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: dp breeding set up
Replies: 15
Views: 4340

Re: dp breeding set up

Am I reading correctly that you have 12 dp's in a 30 gallon? That seems too many.
by pollypuff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: DP tankmates
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: DP tankmates

Ottos *may* be ok. I had 6 ottos in with 3 dp's in a 20 gallon but they didn't last very long. I honestly don't know if it was because of the DP's or because ottos have some weird bacteria issue with digestion that can sometimes cause issues. Amano shrimp did very well with my DP's (but not with my ...
by pollypuff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: PLEASE IDENTIFY
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: PLEASE IDENTIFY

Absolutely not a DP. I hope you can find someone to give him a proper home. At least he's small now so you have some time!
by pollypuff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: My 3 dwarf pea puffers living peacefully in a community tank
Replies: 19
Views: 9477

Re: My 3 dwarf pea puffers living peacefully in a community

I have to agree with Bertie. I think you're taking a big chance by putting a predator fish in with community fish and expecting it will stay peaceful. They may be fine for a while but don't expect it to last forever.
by pollypuff
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Ideas for my tank
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Ideas for my tank

where in Onario are you?