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by astrid37
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetradon shoutedeni aggression to each other
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Tetradon shoutedeni aggression to each other

My schoutedeni have never showed aggression to the other fish in the tanks, only to one another. Agree that a 150l tank for three is not enough space. In my experience, not enough space and competition for food are the two main reasons for aggression. Breaking up lines of sigh as Donna w mentions is...
by astrid37
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food

Ramshorn snails are a surefire hit in this house. You may want to try those. The ramshorns might be too big for them. For my 3'' schoutedeni, I smush the ramshorns with the back of a spoon before feeding them to the puffers. They have trouble eating them otherwise and usually give up if I don't do t...
by astrid37
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) tried to bite Hara jerdoni (Stone Catfish)
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) tried to bite Hara jerdoni (Stone Catfish)

Having a tank too small for the inhabitants and without proper lines of sight can exacerbate aggression.
by astrid37
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food

Very glad it helped.

Yep, mine sure do love to chomp plants.
by astrid37
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) tried to bite Hara jerdoni (Stone Catfish)
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) tried to bite Hara jerdoni (Stone Catfish)

That is a lot of fish in with even a schoutedeni. What size is your tank? This could be overcrowded and the puffer acting accordingly.
by astrid37
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food

I have 7 schoutedeni and they are all picky about the size of the food in addition to the type of food. Mysis shrimp are too small, I think. The following is the result of lots of trial and error. Would recommend trying -thawed raw shrimp and thawed raw mussels cut into pinkie nail or smaller size p...
by astrid37
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Conch as food
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Conch as food

I just couldn't find any solid info online and only one instance of someone feeding it on TPF, so was exercising an abundance of caution :). Thanks, PP!
by astrid37
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Conch as food
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Conch as food

Hello All,
I found some fresh raw conch meat at my local grocery, and just wanted to double check that it isn't poisonous to my schoutedeni? I froze it then thawed it and soaked it in vitachem, and will cut it up and feed it to them as long as it's not toxic.
Thanks in advance.
Astrid
by astrid37
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: What am I doing wrong?

There are some reputable online sellers. I've had good experiences with several online sellers, including but not limited to, The Wet Spot Tropical Fish, ExoticFish Shop on Ebay, Dave's Fish, Select Aquatics, Aquatic Arts, and Wes, of course.
by astrid37
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Spotted Congo possible parasite
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Spotted Congo possible parasite

I'd still recommend you include snails in the diet even though PufferPunk is of course, correct, that they don't tend to have dental issues like some other puffer species. I feed mine ramshorns about the size of their eyes at least once or twice a week. They LOVE them. It's their favorite food, all ...
by astrid37
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Want to get another tank
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Want to get another tank

It's pretty easy to buy lids and generally not expensive. You can find them on Amazon, LiveAquaria, PetSmart etc...
by astrid37
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Amazon Puffers in a 55
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Amazon Puffers in a 55

I've had a really good experience with The Wet Spot Tropical Fish, too.
by astrid37
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Got a second schoutedeni puffer,,,,they dont seem to get along!!

Had the same issues a few years ago when I tried to introduce a new schoutedeni into an established tank with only one original schoutedeni in it. The only thing that works in my experience is putting them in a "new" tank simultaneously. So would follow PP's advice about a complete redecoration etc....