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by astrid37
Sun May 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Schoutendini Puffer advice
Replies: 4
Views: 317

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: 350

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: 317

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: 260

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 (!).
by astrid37
Tue May 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Is my tank big enough for keeping an Mbu for life?
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: Is my tank big enough for keeping an Mbu for life?

The T. schoutedeni are a lot of fun! I have six in a 125gal, and they each have their own personalities. Would definitely recommend them.
by astrid37
Sun May 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Filtration for pufffers?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Filtration for pufffers?

The Poret foam line of filters is also excellent if you wanted to do a sponge filter in addition to the Aquaclear HOB. Swiss Tropicals online is my source for these. I have at least one of the versions of these in all of my tanks as a backup in case the power goes out. (We can't run the canister fil...
by astrid37
Sun May 19, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Filtration for pufffers?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Filtration for pufffers?

I've had a consistently good experience with the Eheim classic series over the years. Very low maintenance and excellent filtration. They cost more, but it has been worth it.
by astrid37
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Realize that this is an older thread, but in case this helps, I have 6 schoutedeni in a 125g, and now that I've has them for awhile, would go even bigger if I could on tank size.
by astrid37
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Just from having had this same debate myself, I wouldn't add more than one more to a 47g for a total of two. I'd also add them at the same time or as close to it as possible to keep territories from being established and then infringed upon when the new "interloper" is introduced. I had a bad experi...
by astrid37
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Anything can do to help puffed puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Anything can do to help puffed puffer?

Will do, thanks Pufferpunk :). Yep, I really do love my girl :).
by astrid37
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Anything can do to help puffed puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Anything can do to help puffed puffer?

Thanks so much, Feral and Pufferpunk. I really do love my girl. She has the sweetest personality and has bonded to me, as much as a puffer can bond to a person. I tried the hospital library article technique, and to me, she still looks a little puffy. Wondering if I should try it again tomorrow? Her...
by astrid37
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Anything can do to help puffed puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Anything can do to help puffed puffer?

Hi All, My T. schoutedeni got stuck in the python tube during a water change and puffed. I did the best I could to keep her submerged while I was trying to get her out, but I can't be sure that she didn't get any air inside of her. As soon as I got her out of the tube, I added Stress Stopper, Melafi...
by astrid37
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your puffer! Does it have a name? I really love my schoutedenis. They are so much fun and each have their own personalities. Beautiful tank!
Welcome! This forum is a great place!