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by anna*
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon baileyi - Hairy Puffer
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Tetraodon baileyi - Hairy Puffer

I don't feed live food simply because I can't get hold of live shrimp, and I would never use 'feeder fish'. He has plenty of snails in the tank but I've never seen any evidence of him eating them, I think he thinks they're for decoration!
by anna*
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: such a happy puff
Replies: 8
Views: 3350

Re: such a happy puff

My hairy puffer likes being stroked, sometimes he swims up and rubs his head on my hand like a dog when I'm cleaning him out, but I'm always a bit wary as he could do some serious damage if he wanted to!
by anna*
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon baileyi - Hairy Puffer
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Tetraodon baileyi - Hairy Puffer

Mine loves mussels (only once a week because of the thiaminase content), prawns and lancefish. No matter what I do though he will not touch cockles!
by anna*
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can dwarf puffers get lockjaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Can dwarf puffers get lockjaw?

Pufferpunk wrote:
anna* wrote:Which vitamins do you guys recommend (available in the UK)?
Vita-Chem
Great thanks.
by anna*
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can dwarf puffers get lockjaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Can dwarf puffers get lockjaw?

Which vitamins do you guys recommend (available in the UK)?
by anna*
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Left cichlids for puffers
Replies: 26
Views: 4226

Re: Left cichlids for puffers

You may find the hairy becomes less active with time, mine was always on the go for the first month or two, to the point I was wondering why they're classified as lurkers, but now is much more sedate, just getting excited around feeding time!
by anna*
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Left cichlids for puffers
Replies: 26
Views: 4226

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!
It must be a hairy puffer thing, mine's known as Winkie!
by anna*
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy puffer squeaking?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Hairy puffer squeaking?!

He definitely has character!
by anna*
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy puffer squeaking?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Hairy puffer squeaking?!

Update - I still haven't managed to video him squeaking, but he's now started squirting water at me if I don't feed him quickly enough after opening the tank hood!
by anna*
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy puffer squeaking?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Hairy puffer squeaking?!

It does sound a bit like nails on a blackboard! I'll try and get a video but he doesn't do it very often so could be tricky. :D
by anna*
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy puffer squeaking?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Hairy puffer squeaking?!

My hairy puffer (Dr Von Winklestein - Winkie for short!) has twice now made a strange squeaking noise while extending his mouth, both times when excited to see me in the morning. Has anyone else seen/heard this from their puffers?
by anna*
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your puffer's name?
Replies: 752
Views: 66103

Re: What's your puffer's name?

Dr Von Winklestein the hairy puffer (baileyi)!