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by astrid37
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Amazon Puffers in a 55
Replies: 5
Views: 63

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: 149

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: 507

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: 373

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: 507

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: 545

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: 1560

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: 416

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: 416

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: 182

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: 545

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...