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by eustoma
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Where does your puffer sleep?
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Re: Where does your puffer sleep?

My dwarf puffer slept in different places for a while when I first got it but it soon settled on sleeping on a cabomba leaf. It looks so adorable just nestled in the leaf haha. Unfortunately I broke my lily pipe a few days ago while cleaning it and had to replace it with the intake from a hob filter...
by eustoma
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: male dwarf puffer behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: male dwarf puffer behavior

I don't know if we would be able to tell you exactly if that's what happening, though I just noticed this post was from sometime last year... did you ever find out if it was guarding eggs?
by eustoma
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Breeding Dwarf Puffers
Replies: 16
Views: 6659

Re: Breeding Dwarf Puffers

i'd like to breed as well but I am wondering how big of a tank I would need and how many puffers I would need as well. I read that having more than one female for one male is ideal so the female does not get tired out, but how true would this be if say I had one male and one female in a 15 or 20 gal...
by eustoma
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All my puffer wants to do is eat...
Replies: 1
Views: 93

All my puffer wants to do is eat...

If it sees me looking at it it comes up to the glass and looks at me hoping I will feed it. If I am doing maintenance on the tank it will follow my tools hoping there is food. If I watch it just doing its thing in the tank it is observing the environment looking for food. I get that there isn't much...
by eustoma
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Does a lumpy stomach always mean internal parasites?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Does a lumpy stomach always mean internal parasites?

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:56 am
It's food
But up until a few days ago its stomach was never lumpy even after I'd fed it. It was always a smooth round shape even if I overfed it and it looked like it was about to balloon up (which only happened once lol)
by eustoma
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overfeeding Puffers
Replies: 194
Views: 41069

Re: Overfeeding Puffers

My dwarf puffer eats a few frozen bloodworms (like seriously just 2 or 3) and its stomach bloats up like it is pregnant lol. I do feed it every day despite online articles saying only to feed it once every few days though just because it started out always fat and eating snails in my tank then about...
by eustoma
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping GSP's entertained safely
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Keeping GSP's entertained safely

I had the same thought for my dwarf puffer. It's so inquisitive and always looking around the tank and the tank isn't some neverending river so I felt really bad... once I did put in a clear dish with some bloodworms at the bottom for it to kind of figure out how to eat it. The thing is you can't re...
by eustoma
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dynamic Environments Help Fish
Replies: 32
Views: 8149

Re: Dynamic Environments Help Fish

You guys would be surprised at all the bare tanks shown in facebook groups... I really want to ask people why they would get a fish for a tank that's just all bare with just sand/gravel and like one little decoration in there.
by eustoma
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Does a lumpy stomach always mean internal parasites?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Does a lumpy stomach always mean internal parasites?

Hey guys, so I've had my dwarf puffer for about 3 weeks now and I noticed yesterday after feeding it that the right side of its stomach is actually a bit lumpy and weird looking. I was a bit paranoid when I first got it about it having parasites or even ich and monitored it closely. I even had a sca...
by eustoma
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Can API general cure kill Nematodes and Detritus wiggly white worms?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Can API general cure kill Nematodes and Detritus wiggly white worms?

What exactly does API general cure get rid of? parasites?
by eustoma
Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Is this ICH? How do I treat it?
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Is this ICH? How do I treat it?

Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 5 gallons How long has the tank been running? Since Feb 1, 2019 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No, but temperature is always between 25C and 30C What is the water temperature? Currently 26C What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Pleas...
by eustoma
Tue May 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: All the Single Ladies
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: All the Single Ladies

DMD123 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:08 am
Oh no Ive stumbled onto one of those lonely puffer dating websites...
This made me laugh more than it should have.
by eustoma
Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snail Breeding Woes
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Snail Breeding Woes

Honestly I think you are just overfeeding them... My advice would be to put a slice of zucchini in the tank every day and change out the old one before it rots. I have left the slice in there before and had the snails eat all of it minus the seeds, but I know that it was definitely rotten lol so I d...
by eustoma
Tue May 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Keeping Dwarf Puffers happy?
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Keeping Dwarf Puffers happy?

So I recently got a DP from my local pet shop about two days ago. The first day I got it it immediately started nipping and eating things around the tank (I am assuming tiny baby snails) and started taking bites out of the larger ramshorn and pond snails in the tank so I had to remove them. The firs...
by eustoma
Tue May 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: shy and always hidden dwarf puffer
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

Have you seen it poo ever? If it is white and stringy, it might have an internal parasite. You may want to treat it. I think dwarf puffers can be shy, but from what I've read they are usually curious and somewhat adventurous. Odd lumps in the stomach can be signs of parasites. I don't want to jump t...