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by TheStig
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer tank
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Dwarf Puffer tank

That is one great-looking environment for your fish! I gave up on submersible plants, so your success is so pleasing cos I have absolutely NO luck with them. So when you do WC, you obv don't vac the substrate then, right? I wonder if there is not enough poo, cos my weekly WCs consist of pulling ever...
by TheStig
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experienced fish-keeper worst nightmare.
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Experienced fish-keeper worst nightmare.

No, TOPuffer, I love ur ramble. Too often we see folks take on a fish w/o the means or resources to provide adequate care, housing, etc for them, because of ego. I can go on and on, to add to your rant too! But yes, thankfully all ended well. Scpion, that is rough to wake to up to! Were the occupant...
by TheStig
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: My new mbu
Replies: 11
Views: 2478

Re: My new mbu

Looking @ Hank the Mbu's oldd 340 gal tank, 250 gal wld not do justice for an intelligent fish that's going to be over 2 ft long. When do you plan to upgrade his tank? As PP said, he'll very quickly outgrow that tank so hopefully your upgrade is on its way.
by TheStig
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experienced fish-keeper worst nightmare.
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Experienced fish-keeper worst nightmare.

Oh, not to mention liquid ferts for plants, and medication too! *lol* Oh geebus. So much for keeping it budget-friendly. It breaks my heart now, seeing how majority of people don't do it right by the fish, thereby incurring high mortality rates... cos, oh, it was just a coupla bucks. :( That makes m...
by TheStig
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experienced fish-keeper worst nightmare.
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Experienced fish-keeper worst nightmare.

My tank sprang a slow leak on Wed night. O_o Got to Petco 8 mins before closing, drove there like a hellion on wheels! Transferred gravel, decor and plants to new tank, after putting the fish in 2 holding containers. My poor Otos were so stressed, but they were hard to net! Did a 50% WC during the t...
by TheStig
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Setting up a tank for DPs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Setting up a tank for DPs?

No more than 3 DPs. The 3 gallon rule is outdated, and based on DPs' personality, they do best with lots of room. When you keep them, you'll finally understand why the 3 gallon rule wld be unfair to the little guys. More (as in numbers) is not better for these fish. I wld suggest 10 gal for 1st puff...
by TheStig
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf puffer help
Replies: 60
Views: 6564

Re: Dwarf puffer help

Def like the rescaping of ur DP's tank.

He looks like a happy little explore fish. Hehe! Cute.
by TheStig
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer tank
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Dwarf Puffer tank

Totally jelly! Looks like a DP paradise!

I managed to kill a really healthy thick bunch of water wisteria, so I'm done w/ live plants. At least my marimo balls are alive.
by TheStig
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Tank mates for Dwarf Puffers :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2834

Re: Tank mates for Dwarf Puffers :)

Bumblebee gobies wouldn't work with DPs, as the gobies are brackish and the DPs are freshwater. Agreed! Thanks for posting this! So bad bad info out there! Ugh. Always do your research, no matter how knowledgeable a LFS seems to be. Use the search function on this forum, you'll find info about tank...
by TheStig
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf puffer help
Replies: 60
Views: 6564

Re: Dwarf puffer help

I noticed you mentioned it couldn't be ammonia burn, etc. Is there a reason you have a worry that there is ammonia present in the tank? Is your tank cycled? Do you test your water parameters w/ a liquid test kit? Puffer fish are also extremely sensitive to ammonia. Also, what kind of filter are you ...
by TheStig
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: RIP carinotetraodon irrubesco
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: RIP carinotetraodon irrubesco

Sorry for your loss. :( :( They are so easy and quick to love, it's hard when we lose them. Glad to hear ur other puff is doing well.
by TheStig
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do your puffers let you pet them?
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Do your puffers let you pet them?

Lol @ Hillehaus. What happens when it's time for tank maintenance? I haven't tried petting my DP, altho she eats out of my finger. I did have a betta as a child, and he was very tactile. I cld stroke him all the way down to his tail, and during weekly tank cleaning, all I had to do was cup my palm, ...
by TheStig
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Rare Lurking Puffer
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Rare Lurking Puffer

Pufferpunk wrote:Send it to me!!!
Lol
by TheStig
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Do you think I'm ready for a F8?
Replies: 29
Views: 3655

Re: Do you think I'm ready for a F8?

LOL @ Hillehaus!!!
by TheStig
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone tried feeding their puffers Freeze Dried snails
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Has anyone tried feeding their puffers Freeze Dried snai

Hm. Looks like something I see @ the Asian grocer.

Well, thanks for the update. I was thinking of getting some even tho I have a healthy breeding tank of Ramshorn. I figure it wld be a good thing to have on hand for easy feeding for a pet sitter if we go out of town for extended period.