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by Macks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer with big head, skinny body
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Dwarf Puffer with big head, skinny body

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by Macks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New dwarf puffer set up advice
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: New dwarf puffer set up advice

My DPs have never looked twice at the amanos I have. I don't think that's the rule, but I've been really successful with having them in a tank with amanos and nerites. The nerites get bothered every once in a while, but they have that nice trap door and a very small foot, so I haven't had any major ...
by Macks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 75 gallon tank setup for dwarf puffers
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: 75 gallon tank setup for dwarf puffers

As someone else mentioned, lighting really only matters for your plants. My main suggestion is to plant the crap out of your tank to break up sightlines, which you probably already know. For my current tank, I cycled using inverts and spent a good two months getting it planted the way I wanted (woul...
by Macks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer with big head, skinny body
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Dwarf Puffer with big head, skinny body

Has anyone had any experience with DPs that have this sort of body? I've seen online a few mentions of people who also had DPs like this, and said that they didn't seem to do so well. Mine is actually larger, head and length size, than the rest of my DPs, but it always has this kind of starved look ...
by Macks
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

Thank you for sharing that, it helps because hearing someone else have a similar experience, it’s easier for me to react with “you can’t know what you don’t know.” Harder for me to apply that to myself without a reminder. I am just so grateful now that nightmare is over and that no more fish are gon...
by Macks
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

I’m going to watch it like a hawk. I’ll try to think of a more permanent solution, but this will work as long as I make sure it’s always plugged up. And honestly, I’m just thankful I found the one alive today while there was still time. I had already looked at the filtration compartments a few times...
by Macks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

OH MY GOD I FIGURED IT OUT. My filtration is all inside of a walled off compartment. I had checked out all of the compartments, the fish were stuck inside of the sponge compartment my biomedia is. 2 dead, 1 STILL ALIVE (I’m assuming the one from today) and so I got her out. There is a hole in the wa...
by Macks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

Guys. It happened again. I left for school this morning with 3 DPs and now I’m home and I have two. Something is seriously wrong. I feel like a fish murderer. Please help me with any ideas you have, ANYTHING. I’m convinced this is just going to keep happening and tomorrow there will only be 1 again....
by Macks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

That really did help, I super appreciate it. And it would have been nice to have made the trade with you because that was exactly what I needed lol (until I went out and swapped the bully a few hours ago.) Do you ever have problems with over feeding? I’ve read before that I shouldn’t worry too much ...
by Macks
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

Can anyone give me tips on feeding? So far I’ve been feeding them frozen bloodworms individually with tweezers. I was thinking this might not be a sustainable practice, I don’t want them to only associate food with the tweezers. While I enjoy the personal time with them doing that, I would rather no...
by Macks
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

Ok, great, thank you! Going today to swap out the bully and get new girls.
by Macks
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Went to bed with 3 DPs, woke up with 1?!

I think I figured out the culprit, the last standing fish from the original 3. I’m now again down from 3 to 2, and this one is definitely male (yellow belly) and will NOT allow the female (white belly) to go outside of a very small area and keeps harassing her. I separated him and I’m going to ask i...