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by Pennellapuffer
Sat May 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your puffer's name?
Replies: 752
Views: 65884

Re: What's your puffer's name?

My two SAP’s are called Earnest and Clive... Clive is named after C.S.Lewis :)
by Pennellapuffer
Sat May 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Murder beans!
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Murder beans!

Aww, they are adorable! And fat indeed. How big is their tank? I would love dwarf puffers, but I already am running three tanks with fish and a fourth would just be too much.
by Pennellapuffer
Sat May 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: It's been a while, but I'm finally returning to the tank. Considering dwarf puffers...
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: It's been a while, but I'm finally returning to the tank. Considering dwarf puffers...

In a tall tank like that, a lot of vallisneria would be really nice!! I’ve heard some verities don’t need Co2.. For the sponge filter, I’m not sure, but from what I’ve seen with a lot of fish channels on YouTube, plus taking into account the low bio load you will have, a sponge filter sounds fine! B...
by Pennellapuffer
Sat May 16, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: freshwater puffer tank decoration ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: freshwater puffer tank decoration ideas

For the pea puffers, if I ever had pea puffers, I always wanted to create a jungle of vallisneria for them to swim through, but this is just one idea!
by Pennellapuffer
Sat May 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: freshwater puffer tank decoration ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: freshwater puffer tank decoration ideas

I also struggle with decorating, but I thought I’d post with a few ideas I’ve thought of.. You could paint the backs of the tanks a color that brings contrast or helps with the atmosphere you’re looking for. Black, blue, etc... I know this is a basic tip, but helped a lot in the case of my amazon pu...
by Pennellapuffer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: SAP’s with ich
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: SAP’s with ich

I have discontinued the ich medication I was using ( now ich, API super ich cure, and E.M. Erythromycin) And put some carbon in the filter (yesterday), I also lowered the temp to 84 over the last few days as it has been up at 88 for about two weeks. I’m not sure how long the carbon needs to get rid ...
by Pennellapuffer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: SAP’s with ich
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: SAP’s with ich

1) Your water parameters - pH: 7.9 Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrates: 30ppm 2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants- 28 gallon bowfront. At the beginning of outbreak- 3 Amazon puffers, 1 bristlenose pleco, 8 bleeding heart tetras. Currently, just the 3 puffers and the pleco. 3) Feeding, water ...
by Pennellapuffer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: SAP’s with ich
Replies: 5
Views: 854

SAP’s with ich

Hello all, Apologies for what I already know will be a long post. Recently in my goldfish tank, they got ich because I introduced a bristlenose pleco without quarantining it first. Now, whether through accidental cross contamination (I tried to be careful but was not sure how careful to be..) or bec...
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Throwing up SAP/how to tell if healthy?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Throwing up SAP/how to tell if healthy?

Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind for the next time :) :)
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Throwing up SAP/how to tell if healthy?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Throwing up SAP/how to tell if healthy?

What about the throwing up part? Is that normal?
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Throwing up SAP/how to tell if healthy?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Throwing up SAP/how to tell if healthy?

I knew from doing it previously about how much it was and guesstimated lower, but probably too much lower and I had no idea too little could have negative effects as well... The article I referenced said baking soda would help neutralize the acidity the MS222 adds to the water, but I didn’t use baki...
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to the site- long time planted tank fish keeper
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: New to the site- long time planted tank fish keeper

Do you have any pictures of George?
Welcome to the site! :) (I’m relatively new as well..)
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello everyone! SAPs here
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Hello everyone! SAPs here

Hello!! I have three SAP’s as well and love them.. Fortunately I have not had any issues with them pickiness wise, but I could suggest to you what mine like. They love small snails (size of their eye), small slow sinking pellets such as Saki hikari (goldfish food, but i figure the variety can’t hurt...
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hard foods for SAPs (besides snails) + other questions
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Hard foods for SAPs (besides snails) + other questions

Have you tried live foods such as snails with them yet? Otherwise you could soak your food in garlic to get their appetite going.
by Pennellapuffer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Colomesus Asellus eat too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Colomesus Asellus eat too much?

Oops, didn’t realize this post was so old!! If you see this, do you still have puffers by any chance? :)