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by TOPuffers
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Will soon be new to dwarf puffers and I have a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Will soon be new to dwarf puffers and I have a few quest

We usually drop between 12-15 into the tank in the morning, sprinkling them randomly so the DPs don't find them right away. We remove the demolished snails at dinner time, then feed them half a cube of frozen bloodworms. (The remaining bloodworms are a treat for our Black Knife Ghost Fish) We have n...
by TOPuffers
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Puffer Identification
Replies: 17
Views: 4652

Re: Puffer Identification

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE ^_^ baby puffers, thank you for posting. I am sure you will make an awesome puffer-parent :D
by TOPuffers
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Greetings. New Member Here
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Greetings. New Member Here

Welcome!

I just checked out some pictures of the puffers you have - they are beautiful fish!
by TOPuffers
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Will soon be new to dwarf puffers and I have a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Will soon be new to dwarf puffers and I have a few quest

Hi! Welcome to the forum and the puffer community :) I can give you a few answers to your questions based purely on personal experience. We have 3 DPs in a 20 gallon tank. They have been happy together (as far as we can tell) for the last 8 months. Our DPs have favorite foods. Bloodworms are the mos...
by TOPuffers
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Mabu tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Mabu tank?

Hi! Just wanted to say have fun with you new puffer when you collect him/her :) Also, I am sure folks here have seen this link but to a noob like me, it was cool! http://www.ifocas.org/calculator.htm I was curious to the volume of the tank you are describing, so I put the dimensions you gave into th...
by TOPuffers
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Left cichlids for puffers
Replies: 26
Views: 4046

Re: Left cichlids for puffers

Welch4 wrote:
Pufferpunk wrote:Looks just like my Willie!
Hahhaa I have the maturity level of a 5 year old. Love the takifugu!
OMG my first thought too ;)
by TOPuffers
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Congo Puffer Lone White Spot Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Congo Puffer Lone White Spot Help!

Happy New Year to you and to King Bowser ;)
by TOPuffers
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Algae HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 3162

Re: Algae HELP!

PufferPunk brings up a critical point - stirring the tank's substrate will help to remove excess nutrients from your tank with each water change. Our puffers' tank is prone to algae too, if we get lax about stirring the sand prior to water changes. Our parameters are always 0 nitrites and 0 nitrates...
by TOPuffers
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Congo Puffer Lone White Spot Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Congo Puffer Lone White Spot Help!

Just have to say, he looks like a Bowser ;)
by TOPuffers
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffers Attacked and Injured Other DP
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Dwarf Puffers Attacked and Injured Other DP

Hi and welcome to the forum! My only suggestions for reducing aggression will make your tank messier than it already is, but it works for us. Many plants, of all shapes and sizes. We have 3 male DPs in a 20 gallon tank and it is a little jungle. They don't fight, but they do display when we feed the...
by TOPuffers
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Anyone seen your DP Puff up?
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

Re: Anyone seen your DP Puff up?

For the record, we have not seen our 3 DPs puff up. We used to see them 'flatten' and try to look taller when feeding time occurred, but that behavior has largely disappeared now that they are mature. Now they will zip over and feed together with no 'flattening' behavior, I presume they are used to ...
by TOPuffers
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: DP tankmates
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: DP tankmates

I have amanos, zebra danios, and a peppermint plec. The plec is not OK in a 20. I have managed to keep a rose goby with them as well but this is just dumb luck. Typically you need a fast fish that does have long fins that is the appropriate size for your tank. Sorry if this is a silly question, but...
by TOPuffers
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: dp breeding set up
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: dp breeding set up

Your tank looks wonderful and exciting for puffers to explore and hide in!

Excited to learn how this project goes for you, as we have 3 DPs too :)
by TOPuffers
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Pea puffer seems in pain
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Pea puffer seems in pain

Glad your puffer is doing better :)
by TOPuffers
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Losing an inch of water in a 55g tank in a week. A Concern?
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Losing an inch of water in a 55g tank in a week. A Conce

We lose roughly 1 inch of water to evaporation in our 30 and 20 g tanks in our apartment, and we run a humidifier.

Sounds like your water level change is normal :)