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by pufferjw
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Puffer Stressed After Moving
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Puffer Stressed After Moving

Got it, thank you very much!
by pufferjw
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Puffer Stressed After Moving
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Puffer Stressed After Moving

Hello, Yesterday I moved my Duboisi puffer from my parents' house to my apartment, as I am finally able to have larger tanks where I am. He seemed to be alright during the flight, but when I added him to the tank (fully cycled, etc.) yesterday afternoon he seemed very stressed. I figured that he wou...
by pufferjw
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: An-2 checks in
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: An-2 checks in

Any idea what species you are looking for? I'm not too familiar with what's available in Belgium but an active, easy puffer is the dwarf puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus). I would suggest putting 8 in a 40 gallon tank with a lot of beginner plants, like java moss and anubias. You want to have a...
by pufferjw
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Miurus eating advice
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Miurus eating advice

I know that it's been like a week since you posted, is he doing any better? If he still hasn't then I would give him some live food just to make sure he doesn't starve, but then I would take a frozen shrimp and wiggle it in front of his face. If you just keep at it he will eat eventually.
by pufferjw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: puffers and gobi?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: puffers and gobi?

Federica947 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:11 pm
ok but they can maybe, can you tell me if there are some bottomfish that can live with dwarf puffer?
Otocinclus catfish are good options, people tend to have success with those.
by pufferjw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Amazon Puffers in a 55
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Amazon Puffers in a 55

I see Amazon puffers in local fish stores all the time. I would just call around your local stores and one or two are bound to have them. Also though you should buy PraziPro as soon as you get them, Amazons have always been extremely prone to parasites in my experience.
by pufferjw
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dragon puffer feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Dragon puffer feeding

I agree that you're better off buying frozen shrimp, squid, fish, etc. but I actually have fed my puffers SW feeders without an issue. 99 percent of the time, SW parasites are not transferable to FW fish.
by pufferjw
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone know of a place or person online that has any bigger fahaka puffers for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Anyone know of a place or person online that has any bigger fahaka puffers for sale?

I know that exoticfishshop had a 10 inch one in the past so they could be worth checking out
by pufferjw
Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Filtration for pufffers?
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Filtration for pufffers?

I would DEFINITELY recommend the Marineland Polishing Internal Filter. I have one in my 55g, and it's been running perfectly for about 4 years now. I just have to clean it and replace the media about twice a year. Best internal filter I've ever owned. https://www.petsmart.com/fish/filters-and-pumps/...
by pufferjw
Fri May 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

That's great, and yeah is it a coral skeleton or like a living coral? Hopefully not the latter lmao
by pufferjw
Tue May 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

To raise the pH you need to either raise the KH or reduce CO2. To raise the KH you should add aragonite or crushed coral, and to reduce CO2 you can either add oxygen artificially or put in a lot of plants. Do this slowly though, I don't know the exact rate but it should be easy to find on Google.
by pufferjw
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping GSP's entertained safely
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Keeping GSP's entertained safely

Mesh should work well as a cover. Fish can't really use toys, if you want them to have stimulus I would recommend adding a lot of really small invertebrates like shrimp or crabs that can hide easily so the puffers can stalk them without eating a ton at once.
by pufferjw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Puffers on the move!
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Puffers on the move!

I have carpet plants with my DP and redeye and they have no issue at all finding food. Puffers have incredible vision and are able to distinguish prey much better than other fish. Also, if some pellets do happen to go unnoticed then the snails will take care of them. Just be sure to use snail specie...
by pufferjw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Finally Found a Striped Red Eye
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Finally Found a Striped Red Eye

I can't figure out how to make it bigger and still fit, no clue why the other one worked
by pufferjw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Finally Found a Striped Red Eye
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Finally Found a Striped Red Eye

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