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by creampuff
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Puffer of the Month Photo Contest
Topic: March POTM - Winner Announced!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4060

Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Lurkers are much harder to catch in their "moments of cuteness" but their funny shapes can help them... So I guess it's not hard to see them being POTM worthy, but MUCH harder to catch it on film, since they spend so much time being little digestive mounds. I agree. We have a baby congo who's simpl...
by creampuff
Sat May 16, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: what kind is it?
Replies: 18
Views: 1945

Re: what kind is it?

I would say they are both irrubescos. I had both of them, one male and one female. The male one died awhile back from IPs. The breeding colours look similar to what I saw on my male puffer back then. The red line on the belly is the same. You can check out my puffers photos in pufferpedia. The red l...
by creampuff
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent! Worms crawling on sick puffer
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Urgent! Worms crawling on sick puffer

Flubernol? i doubt that's available over here... any alternatives? I do have a few danios in the tank still, though 2 have since died. Wonder if they're down with parasite too. How long do I have to treat the tank for? I've had my puffer for coming to two years in that tank... without parasites. I'v...
by creampuff
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent! Worms crawling on sick puffer
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Urgent! Worms crawling on sick puffer

The puffer just died.. about 10 minutes ago. It puffed several times and thrashed wildly before dying. It is a horrible feeling to know your fish is dying, but not knowing what to do. I had already dosed the recovery tank with salt and a tapeworm medication. The puffer has been with me for two years...
by creampuff
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: C. Irrubesco Breathing Heavy, Not Eating
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: C. Irrubesco Breathing Heavy, Not Eating

Yeah. I just did cos I realised it's not constipation anymore but worms. anyway, my puffer just died about 10 minutes ago..... thanks everyone who tried to help. Feeling awful now.
by creampuff
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent! Worms crawling on sick puffer
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Urgent! Worms crawling on sick puffer

I have an irrubesco. A few days ago he became lethargic hardly moving and breathes heavily. We thought it might be constipation. But today, I saw it in VERY bad shape, almost flipped over, and on closer examination, I saw very thin whitish long worms crawling over it's body. About a month ago, I not...
by creampuff
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Irrubesco carrying eggs?
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Irrubesco carrying eggs?

I suspect I may have a female irrubesco that's carrying eggs. at first she got fatter, but even after there was no more shrimps in the tank, her tummy persisted. I would think it has been about a week now. The bulge is slightly different from the eating bulge. It's towards the back, and it's rounded...
by creampuff
Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: C. irrubesco Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Mine lives with otos in peace. It's a gentleman (or a coward). Larger ghost shrimps scare it. Slower shrimp like malayans are gone in a jiffy though. So I'd imagine cherries to be a real tasty treat.
by creampuff
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Eating veggies?
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

My irrubesco used to like peas. About once a week as a treat. He kinda stopped eating them now though. Stares at them and rolls his beady eyes at me.
by creampuff
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Red line on irrubesco tummy
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Lol, thanks for all the puffer praise. I always thought he was only cute in my eyes. But yes, he's totally adorable with a extreme puffer personality. The last wife he killed was a little too small for him. Maybe that's why. I don't even think I can find a female, so if I can find a suitable one, th...
by creampuff
Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Red line on irrubesco tummy
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Wow! Ok, that's news. Thanks! So I'm supposed to find him a wife now? He killed his last wife... maybe he was not ready then. Anyway, here are the pictures of his red line... http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b179/conspirito/Wasabi/wasabi3.jpg http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b179/conspirito/Wasabi...
by creampuff
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Red line on irrubesco tummy
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Yes... somewhat.
by creampuff
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Red line on irrubesco tummy
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Red line on irrubesco tummy

Hey all, I've had my irrubesco for about a year now, and sometimes I notice this small red line at the middle, centre of his tummy. It's usually rather small about 0.5 cm so I never thought much of it. Lately however, the red line has extended to almost spanning the entire length of his otherwise ve...
by creampuff
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf + Red Eye
Replies: 3
Views: 514

I wouldn't do it either. Both dwarfs and red-eyes can be pretty nippy. As for difference between agression level between male and female red eyes, well, my male bit the female to death. Though I'm not sure if it's just MY male. But in general, I believe male red eyes are more violent?
by creampuff
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Baby Red-Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Yeah frozen bloodworms work as well. I feed my red eye that. Snails, I usually have to crush them. Try killing the ghost shrimp for her. It'd probably work too.