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by Glokta
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Method of feeding Snails to Dwarf Puffers
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Method of feeding Snails to Dwarf Puffers

Since I got my Dwarf Puffers I’ve been breeding snails but struggle with getting them out of my snail tank. If I use a snail trap, the large adults either block the door or fill it up, and I don’t get enough eye sized snails in. If I use my hands I risk either dropping them or crushing them, so I’ve...
by Glokta
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.

Didnt try because died overnight.
by Glokta
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raising snails for puffer
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Raising snails for puffer

I have four dwarf puffs and raise tadpole snails for them, they are prolific, attractive and the young are the right size for a good while. I feed them boiled potato, courgette, and algae wafers. You have to keep them warm for them to breed fast though. I also culture white worms, and buy brine shri...
by Glokta
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dwarf Puffer Females Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: Dwarf Puffer Females Wanted

Found another female, so only one wanted now. Still got one male who could be used for trade.
by Glokta
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.

I will take your advice. Thank you.
by Glokta
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Lonely Puff’s eating problem.

Tank Parameters: ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 10 -taken today. Inhabitants - 4 Dwarf Puffers, 3 Amano Shrimp, 4 Khuli Loaches Water change once a week - 10 gallons (35 uk gallon tank) Feeding: alternate live/frozen food (today white worms grown by myself), brine shrimp, blood worms, daphnia, snails, ...
by Glokta
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Algae Control in DP tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Amano Shrimp are,as you said, being ignored by the puffs. All is well. 😊
by Glokta
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Algae Control in DP tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Thanks 😊
by Glokta
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Algae Control in DP tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Sorry, typo, the plants are pearling!
by Glokta
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Algae Control in DP tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Algae Control in DP tank.

My dwarf puffer tank is getting a little fuzzy especially in the moss. I thought to put some Amano Shrimp in to tidy up, has anyone managed this successfully? If not, what other alternatives do I have? The tank is heavily planted, the plants are peeling, the ammonia and nitrites both 0, nitrates les...
by Glokta
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dwarf Puffer Females Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Dwarf Puffer Females Wanted

Hi, looking to increase my harem by two if possible, I am in Yorkshire, UK and will travel. Could offer a male if required. Good home with large species only tank.
by Glokta
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Will Dwarf Puffers eat live foods?
Replies: 23
Views: 5202

Re: Will Dwarf Puffers eat live foods?

I have five DPs currently in a 35 gallon species only tank. They eat frozen bloodworm and white mosquito larvae, they won’t eat frozen artemia, daphnia, mysis. Fresh they will eat black worm, bloodworm, tubifex, Daphnia, mosquito larvae, brine Shrimp. They will also bite my fingers if I put them in ...
by Glokta
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Euthanasia techniques article
Replies: 22
Views: 12554

Re: Euthanasia techniques article

I think people are very divorced from death, when I took my beautiful old dog down to the vet, he wanted me to just leave him! I was feeling guilty enough without just abandoning him. I come from a farming/subsistence hunting background, and if you keep livestock, you will always have deadstock now ...
by Glokta
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Gender markings
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Gender markings

How old are Dwarf Puffers before they show their gender markings. I don’t have any ventral stripes yet but I have three with very dark stripes and one, brave puff, who is more blurry and is less defined. I’d like to get a couple more of appropriate genders, but worry that delaying might make them le...
by Glokta
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)
Replies: 12
Views: 2133

Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

I would try a zoo vet. They’re more experienced at dealing with exotics.