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by skink
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Palembang puffers together?
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Palembang puffers together?

One last update unless these guys decide to spawn. I have 7 living together (about 3” individuals) and they all stay together, some literally stacked one on top of the other in a corner near one sponge filter. They are all eating and have fat bellies and there is no aggression, nor are there wounds....
by skink
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Baileyi
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Baileyi

I hope you are right I’m setting up a 40 gallon with lots of cover to combine them. I am more convinced I have a pair if it is true the females have smaller barbels. They are still quite tolerant of each other and show no signs of posturing or biting at each other at the clear divider. The female le...
by skink
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Baileyi
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Baileyi

I do not intend to combine them just yet. I'll probably spend a day monitoring them when I do. I don't think they need that much space. They both spend most of the time pretending to be a rock, and either they will coexist or not. If they are aggressive to each other no amount of space will prevent ...
by skink
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Baileyi
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Baileyi

Hoping someone can help me. I have a very friendly/aggressive individual that I’ve owner for 6 months. He’s like a dog and begs every time he sees me for food. I recently found a second which I hope is a female. It is slightly less spikey, but it has a very skittish personality. If I try to photogra...
by skink
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Palembang puffers together?
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Palembang puffers together?

Just quick update and some pics. The 5 palembangensis are in a tank together and there is no aggression or damage to fins at all. They are very inactive and will only eat small fish. I have a small sucking loach in the tank and they have left it alone as well. They also all look very different.
by skink
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: My Tetraodon Schoutedeni
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: keeping Tetraodon Schoutedeni

The 35 gallon is a tank to raise them in. I have a 60 gallon tank with a similar setup (tons of driftwood and plants) ready for when they grow up. Right now then seem quite content in the 35 and are slowly gaining size. I'M planning to get pics again soon; I think they are dimorphic like Carinotetra...
by skink
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Palembang puffers together?
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Palembang puffers together?

Guess we'll see. I don't think so, at least not so far. I've moved them into a 40 gal tank full of sand and they've all settled into a spot. The ones I had long ago never moved from their territories and ignored anything that didn't fit in their mouths. Not to encourage people to be irresponsible, b...
by skink
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Palembang puffers together?
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Palembang puffers together?

I now have a group of palembangensis. Last time i kept this species was over 25 years ago. I had no idea what they were, bought two, and put them in a 100g community brackish aquarium. Both settled to opposite sides and ignored each other. They never moved except to swim up to take krill and goldfis...
by skink
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetradon shoutedeni aggression to each other
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Tetradon shoutedeni aggression to each other

How large are yours,Niblet, and how do you know they are males? it seems everyone got individuals from the same recent batch. I think i can tell male from female, and I have seen no aggression with any of them as of yet. I have plants and driftwood everywhere so each can keep out of sight of the oth...
by skink
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: My Tetraodon Schoutedeni
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: keeping Tetraodon Schoutedeni

I have 5 living together in a 35 gal (~1.5" juveniles). the pay no attention to each other, or any other fish in the tank, including some fish smaller than them. They eat tubifex, bloodworms, brine shrimp but nothing else. I'm working on a snail colony as they get older.
by skink
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetradon shoutedeni aggression to each other
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Tetradon shoutedeni aggression to each other

As I mentioned, i just acquired 4 juveniles. As of now they are quarantined in a 30gal and are too confused to start bickering. I was wondering if adding other fish might help disperse the aggression. I am planning to add a group of african tetras (3 species - Arnoldichthys spilopterus, Alestopeters...
by skink
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food
Replies: 14
Views: 1005

Re: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food

I just purchased 4 small ones last week. They are doing well but not very food motivated so far; they've been swimming up and down the sides of the tank since i got them, though they sit on branches occasionally. Mine are very picky with food so far; they are taking blackworms, brine and bloodworms,...