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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: 3
Views: 245

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: 8
Views: 275

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: 71

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: 71

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: 101

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: 122

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: 87

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: 160

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: 234

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....
by astrid37
Sun May 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Schoutendini Puffer advice
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Schoutendini Puffer advice

Happy to help, please keep us posted!
by astrid37
Sun May 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: T schoudenti bite, and wont let go of the other
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: T schoudenti bite, and wont let go of the other

Is the one puffer latched on to the other puffer's belly? If so, they are mating. Nothing is wrong. DO NOT DISTURB THEM. DO NOT TRY TO SEPARATE THEM.
by astrid37
Wed May 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Schoutendini Puffer advice
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Schoutendini Puffer advice

I had the same problems with six of my schoutedenis upon first introduction to my 125g tank. With time and plenty (Lots) of rocks and plants to break up lines of sight as PP said, they are now at a mostly peaceful coexistence (only occasionally chasing). Knowing then what I know now, I probably woul...
by astrid37
Wed May 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

All of my schoutedeni in all of my tanks ignore all of their tankmates (corys, tetras, plecos, kilis, upsidedown cats etc) except each other. Never had a single puffer-related casualty. If anything, they are too shy, and the tankmates steal food from them (!).