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by csduck17
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Looking for advice on what to do with a stunted Fahaka puffer.
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Looking for advice on what to do with a stunted Fahaka puffer.

Let me just start off by saying I'm far from a noob at keeping puffers. I currently have 10 or so under my care and have been keeping puffers for 13 or so years at this point. I purchased my fahaka back in the spring for my 180g. He came in about 3 inches and hasn't grown a bit since then even with ...
by csduck17
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone know of a place or person online that has any bigger fahaka puffers for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Anyone know of a place or person online that has any bigger fahaka puffers for sale?

I have exhausted all the places I know to look and I was wondering if anyone knows somewhere that may not show up on your standard search(I.e. Dans fish) that possibly might have large puffers. Or has a decent selection of puffer in general im always looking for new suppliers. I already have 2 puffe...
by csduck17
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: New Guy with a Schoutedeni Puffer

I kept my Schoutedeni with just about anything and he did fine. One thing I will tell you to look out for is the silvertip tetra's fin nipping him. They are feisty little things and I had to pull them out of his tank.
by csduck17
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Hmmm...
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Hmmm...

Aren't they a brackish fish? Yea and everything I have been able to find out about they can stay at a pretty low level of salinity for most if not al of there life. Mine is just in quarantine in freshwater. Once my Archerfish get here this week I will be quarantining/medding then move them all to t...
by csduck17
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Hmmm...
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Hmmm...

Just heard back from Wes, he says: " For sure psittacus. They can live in pure freshwater for a long time" I got one from him last week. Hands down has been one of the coolest I have ever kept. Hasn't shown any aggression other than running a curious Siamese algae eater away from his food. Would hi...
by csduck17
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Colomesus Psittacus ( Banded Puffer ) Anyone have any experience keeping one that they would like to share?
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Colomesus Psittacus ( Banded Puffer ) Anyone have any experience keeping one that they would like to share?

Pufferpunk wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:55 am
Contact Wesley Wong on Facebook, he's been supplying them for years.
Thank you for the suggestion. I got in contact with him and this is actually one of his fish he imported that I'm getting.
by csduck17
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Colomesus Psittacus ( Banded Puffer ) Anyone have any experience keeping one that they would like to share?
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Colomesus Psittacus ( Banded Puffer ) Anyone have any experience keeping one that they would like to share?

In all honesty, I expect to get a misidentified SAP puffer. Got one of these guys being shipped to me this week. Will be going into a 180g after spending a month or so in my 55g quarantine tank. From the few people I have been able to get in touch with that has kept them they never got to their maxi...
by csduck17
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: I wish the US would put a ban on importing dps. They’re now under vulnerable...
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: I wish the US would put a ban on importing dps. They’re now under vulnerable...

hadla wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:13 am
Captive bred where? I’d love to own some but have never heard of anyone being able to keep babies
They are really easy to breed. I did it a few years ago and I'm not good with breeding anything other than snails. I would bet money some of the ones up for sale on eBay are tank raised.
by csduck17
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route

So some bad news. The Cutctuia decided to go carpet surfing on me. Never had a puffer jump out on me before even in my open top tanks. what's worse is my custom made lids are latched down and he managed to jump out of a corner cutout that is 2x2 that has the filter pipe and heater cord running throu...
by csduck17
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Amazon Puffer Teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Amazon Puffer Teeth

I would look at getting a bigger tank. I had 5 SAP plus a couple of oddballs set up in a 55g with an auto water changer hooked up to it at one point. I couldn't imagine having 3 in a 20g for both the waste and swimming space. They would swim against the current all day in a 55 using the full length.
by csduck17
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route

https://imgur.com/a/JVXN4Wm Got this little dude in today and he has some really good color to him. Great home! Looks spunky just as they usually are. I believe it fully appreciates they extra space you provided to explore. -happy little creatures. I was under the impression that these guys would g...
by csduck17
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route

https://imgur.com/a/JVXN4Wm

Got this little dude in today and he has some really good color to him.
by csduck17
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: palustris and cutcutia puffers in route

How do you like the Cutcutia puffers? If wetspot still has them listed when the put up the new list today I think I'm gonna grab me one. They seem pretty aggressive?
by csduck17
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Amazon Puffer - skimming glass and won’’t eat :/
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: New Amazon Puffer - skimming glass and won’’t eat :/

It took some of mine a few weeks to start eating when I first got them in and I ordered a group of 6 at the time. For the most part, they will never stop pacing the glass from my experience and I would look at investing a powerhead. But he should chill out a bit after he gets used to things. I would...
by csduck17
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.
Replies: 27
Views: 776

Re: Looking for suggestions for a solo puffer in 55g tank.

How is the Fahaka? -liking people? I hope you got a nice one. That is too big of a potential body to be a hider or lurker. It has been hiding a lot since I got it but that is to be expected. He let me tong feed him tonight and has been staring at me while I'm sitting at my desk since lol. I don't t...