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by preston143
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: puffer ID help please..
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: puffer ID help please..

Pao leiurus or Pao barbatus is my guess.
by preston143
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The savage
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: The savage

My 12yr daughter put her finger in the female schoutedeni tank, just enough to break the surface and has a nice blood blister now. She told me "keep your hands out... or all the way in". Great advice.
by preston143
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: schoutedeni - captive bred now available!
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: schoutedeni - captive bred now available!

What is the size of the puffers that are selling for this price?
by preston143
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Leopard Puffer? Green Spotted puffer or Spotted Congo puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Leopard Puffer? Green Spotted puffer or Spotted Congo puffer?

I have a few hundred Tetraodon schoutedeni puffer juveniles in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona that are almost large enough to ship. I’ve been posting information on Instagram @prestonjohn but you can also search #tetraodonschoutedeni to find.
by preston143
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: THEY ARE MATING - T.schoutedeni
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: THEY ARE MATING - T.schoutedeni

If you breed your own snails then it's just the cost to keep them going. I feed my adults about 8-10 dime size apple/mystery snails every day and a net full of large Daphnia magna three times a week. They also munch on the cherry shrimp they are able to catch. I breed the snails in a 65 gallon with ...
by preston143
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Here is an updated video on one of the captive bred Tetraodon schoutedeni puffer groups I have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw136ovOw6w I'll be posting more soon as they are already double the size from this video in just two short weeks.
by preston143
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Successful T. schoutendi spawning

Bleedingheartmommy wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Congratulations, this is amazing! I can’t wait to see if the fry make it to juvis, how unbelievably exciting!
Thanks! At what point do you think they would be considered juveniles? 3 months?
by preston143
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Feeding behavior of baby T. schoutedeni
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Feeding behavior of baby T. schoutedeni

Feed lots of snails. If they are too large you may first need to crush the shell so the meat is accessible. My trio eats the equivalent of one and a half large mystery snails each day. For the baby fry, I feed infusoria. Here is a video. I'll post more soon that should give you some more help. https...
by preston143
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Another - Successful T. schoutedeni spawning 7/4/18

My male and second female breed yesterday. I saw and stopped my other female from eating eggs. She was all over them. I moved most of the eggs out to other tanks to do some "testing" on water parameters... This being the third spawn, I'm running out of tanks to put the over 100 fry. I plan on upload...
by preston143
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Spotted Congo Puffer Spawning (Eggs) caught on video https://youtu.be/lYFjtxE20sk June 22, 2018 - Walked into my fish room and caught my Spotted Congo Puffers breeding again. Just about 10 days after the last round and a tank full of little fry. Amazing action at 3:54 - the male beats the eggs right...