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by pufferjw
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: ?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: ?

I'm extremely confused by this post but species of fish that different don't breed with each other. Their genotypes are too different for the gametes to be compatible.
by pufferjw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snail Breeding Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Snail Breeding Woes

1. Slice of cucumber once every 3 days and they eat algae on glass 2. 6 gallon 3. Standard gravel 4. No light, tank is near a window 5. No decorations 6. I usually take out 3 medium sized ones for my duboisi and 5 small ones for my DP once a week 7. Tetra whisper 3-5 gallon 8. Around 7.5 ph, 10 gh, ...
by pufferjw
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Palembang puffers together?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Palembang puffers together?

I wouldn't suggest that either, as lurkers are piscivores. They're pretty inactive though, I would suspect that if you keep the puffer fed then it would eat at most like 2 tetras a week. The New England aquarium has a tank with a Palembang and a group of small FW archers and that's how they prevent...
by pufferjw
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Palembang puffers together?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Palembang puffers together?

I'm pretty sure that it's only been done temporarily in display tanks in stores. If it were to work longterm you would likely need a larger tank. If you wanted you could have one Palembangensis with like 20 small tetras, and they would get occasionally picked off but probably last a while.
by pufferjw
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: plecos with amazon puffer?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: plecos with amazon puffer?

It worked for me, I had a 40 gallon with two SAPs and an L82 Pleco. I imagine that it depends heavily on the species of Pleco, personality of the puffers, and setup of the tank.
by pufferjw
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Help identifying pufferfish from thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Help identifying pufferfish from thailand

I would say P. Cochinchinensis, but you are correct that they all look pretty similar
by pufferjw
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Soon to be puffer servant
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Soon to be puffer servant

I did read the articles before even joining the forum, and yes they helped a lot. However, "Without enough snails offered to them, they would need their teeth trimmed every 4-6 months. I have both species and do trim their teeth often." My hope would be to manage the teeth with "enough" snails or o...
by pufferjw
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compatible? Syno. Petricolas/Spotted Congo Puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Compatible? Syno. Petricolas/Spotted Congo Puffer

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:04 pm
I would think so since they share names!
Yeah lmao. It's because they live in the same area of the Congo and were both discovered by Henri Schouteden. Similarly, there is a Tetraodon Duboisi and a Tropheus Duboisi
by pufferjw
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 75 gallon tank setup for dwarf puffers
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: 75 gallon tank setup for dwarf puffers

Bbaptist1020 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:40 pm
You said you use gravel because of the snails, I have gravel over potting soil. Is this ok in my 55 gallon puffer tank?
Yeah definitely. Just make sure to use a species that has small babies and doesn't eat live plants. Mystery snails work well.
by pufferjw
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

My Duboisi and Miurus both interact with me and swim up to the glass when I come by even though they are ambush hunters. I think it's because I usually hand feed them. If you don't want a puffer that's stationary or needs plant-eating snails, I would really recommend T. Miurus, T. Duboisi, or P. Abe...
by pufferjw
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compatible? Syno. Petricolas/Spotted Congo Puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Compatible? Syno. Petricolas/Spotted Congo Puffer

LOL, Schoutedeni is the Congo spotted puffer he's referring to. ;) Yeah sorry I thought that might be confusing. Synodontis Schoutedeni is a species of Synodontis catfish, Tetraodon Schoutedeni is the spotted Congo puffer. I'm saying that the Schoutedeni catfish would be the best out of its family ...
by pufferjw
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compatible? Syno. Petricolas/Spotted Congo Puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Compatible? Syno. Petricolas/Spotted Congo Puffer

If you were going to go for a Synodontis I would recommend S. Schoutedeni. Most Synodontis require a very fast water flow, and African puffers (especially T. Schoutedeni) are not the most agile swimmers. S. Schoutedeni is fine with a weaker flow though, and not very territorial as for as Synodontis ...
by pufferjw
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

Brackish opens up a lot more possibilities for what you're looking for, my recommendation would be a Ceylon puffer
by pufferjw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon puffer tank mates
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Amazon puffer tank mates

I personally haven’t tried rams but I’d say proceed with caution. The main reason for this is that they’re generally smaller than the puffers, so they may look more tempting and a bite could do more damage.