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by manutius
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Mbu very tempted what do you keep them in?
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Mbu very tempted what do you keep them in?

I totally agree with Flas.dan, pefect advice. the tank itself is ok IMO but bigger would be better, filtration with and Mbu and arrowana would nned to be pretty special, a sump ideally or a bank of FX 5's IMO. My Mbu was a gentl community member but not all Mbu will be so its a luck of the drawer. y...
by manutius
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Mbu Puffer not eating
Replies: 19
Views: 3803

Re: Mbu Puffer not eating

thanks for the update, glad to hear that brian is doing ok. Good luck with the treatment ;)
by manutius
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: MBU growth rate
Replies: 18
Views: 4023

Re: MBU growth rate

I only had Clooney for two years and he was 17 inches when he finally died, all because I had a tiny 5ft tank. I swear I will only get another Mbu if I can section of half a basement and flood it
by manutius
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: mbu growth rate
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: mbu growth rate

I agree with Flashdan, 8-12 inches per year in the first two years and then I imaging it would slow down a little. Also consider they don't just get long, their girth increases greatly too ;)
by manutius
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: My Mbu Bit Me Last Night
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: My Mbu Bit Me Last Night

I once narrowly escaped losing a finger when stupidly at feeding time I pused a floating plant out the way and Clooney thought oooh prawn. I squealed like a girl I can tell you, much to my my wife amusement. Clooney looked rather confused over the whole thing :lol: I'm glad yours is too small to do ...
by manutius
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Show your face!
Replies: 1578
Views: 83471

Re: Show your face!

Lovely new pictures guys and girls, PP you and your mum look to be having real nice time and Nick what a handsome chap you are. As for Yunachin I hope I am not out of turn in saying how beautiful you look in that picture :smitten: , clearly pregnancy agrees with you :P It also remnd me that the new ...
by manutius
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: "Wild Caught Mbu Puffer - $400.00"
Replies: 19
Views: 2456

Re: "Wild Caught Mbu Puffer - $400.00"

I had an inrersting conversation the other day which might open your minds to this possibility. It was suggested that they could be bred on huge fish farms in massive pens in stretches of river that the Mbu are natural too? Its unlikely but more likely than a huuuuuge tank. If you have ever seen the...
by manutius
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: tankmates with small mbu
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: tankmates with small mbu

Hi there Dom, I would not add any fish to that tank as before long your tiny little Mbu will be far too big for it, less than 2 years IME. I am speaking from experience here, I have that tank and kept my Mbu in there, 2 years old and 17 inches from baby until he died which was very traumatic for Clo...
by manutius
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: buying a baby mbu today =)
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: buying a baby mbu today =)

oooh babies 8) hope he settles in well
by manutius
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Show your face!
Replies: 1578
Views: 83471

Re: Show your face!

Nice photo's guys girls and please be careful of how your remark can be taken, you know what I mean and who you are ;)
by manutius
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Show your face!
Replies: 1578
Views: 83471

Re: Show your face!

the question is did you land it my good man?
by manutius
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: puffer compatibility?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: puffer compatibility?

I have to agree, there are not really any suitable puffers IMO those that are big enough to handle the aggression of the cichlids will kill or inflict major damage to the cichlids and the smaller ones would be an annoyance to the bigger fish with their constant nipping. Imagine living in a box with ...
by manutius
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Mbu Puffer not eating
Replies: 19
Views: 3803

Re: Mbu Puffer not eating

glad to hear that Brian is looking better. He's a lovely looking fish for sure, all I can say is restrict the feeding to help reduce the nitrate levels production. These pimples are fairly common and a reflection of water qulaity IMO. I found Clooney had these when water changes had lapsed. I loved ...
by manutius
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: What is this puffer???
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: What is this puffer???

Yep gorgeous fish indeed and Palembang for sure
by manutius
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Mbu Puffer not well Pic Posted
Replies: 24
Views: 3665

Re: Mbu Puffer not well Pic Posted

same advice for Snails from the garden too, as long as you and your neighbours are pesticide free then you can use them. Catch them, which should be easy enough lol and then keep them in a tub and feed on good quality veg for a few days. This will purge them of any bad plant matter they may have eat...