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by Smashtoad
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

I'm glad to hear that. I'll let him get a little hungry and keep trying.
by Smashtoad
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

Let's see some pics!

My guy looked at that beautiful, orange fresh krill then looked at me like I slapped him. I did not see that coming
by Smashtoad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

Just a few rosies and worms so far. I'm grabbing some frozen krill tonight.
by Smashtoad
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

DMD123 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:30 pm
I use gravel so no digging or burying behavior but mine loves her cave.
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But she is outgoing and always comes out to see me when I come into the room. She is quite the begger and expects food.
She is gorgeous... and looks big. How big is she?
by Smashtoad
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

So I've had this guy for three days and he's blowing my mind. One thing about this species that seems apparent to me is that it should never be kept on white sand. I see so many pics and videos of people keeping them like that, and they mostly look bland and yellowish. You're never going to see this...
by Smashtoad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

Just happened to call a local shop on a whim on Friday, and what do you know? They'd been sitting on this guy for 7 months, which also made for a good bargaining chip. I got him for 60 bucks. He's settlng in well, and he has eaten already. Thanks for all the advice guys.
by Smashtoad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Water Hardness - Lurkers
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Water Hardness - Lurkers

That's good to hear.... thanks
by Smashtoad
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Water Hardness - Lurkers
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Water Hardness - Lurkers

My GH is around 160ppm. What do you consider extremely high?
by Smashtoad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Water Hardness - Lurkers
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Water Hardness - Lurkers

Hi Guys, I want a Hairy, but there is a nice looking subadult suvatti at a LFS. It's been there for at least two months, so he must be a fairly hardy specimen, considering he's on disgusting pink gravel with nowhere to hide. My tank is cycled, but newly. I am in Central Indiana, and the water is ver...
by Smashtoad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: ISO Young Hairy

ONE INCH? OMG. That would make me a happy camper. Curious if your guy ever buries himself like miurus and suvatti? Looks to me like baileyi Is designed more to blend in on the surface, spreading those cirri to break up the outline? Actually....I know they are, just wondering if they bury themselves ...
by Smashtoad
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 682

ISO Young Hairy

Hi Guys, I've been out of the hobby for a few years, and have just set up a tank for a baileyi. It's just a 20L, but I plan to transfer into a 40 breeder when the right deal presents itself. Anyway, I know they can be hard to find like congos. Is there a certain time of year they come into the count...
by Smashtoad
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tankmates for Congo
Replies: 30
Views: 1927

Re: Tankmates for Congo

First off, when you're wrong you're wrong, and I was wrong. Even a well fed Joey is the picture of patience, and at the time of this writing there is only one SAE left. Secondly...the quote below probably wouldn't have bothered me as much if it were not for the snide rolling eyes emoticon, but since...
by Smashtoad
Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tankmates for Congo
Replies: 30
Views: 1927

Re: Tankmates for Congo

This is why the minimum should be adhered to or better still exceeded The minimum as defined by who? All aquarium fish are kept in quarters that are a ridiculously poor replacement for their natural habitat. A single 12" Oscar in a 220 gallon tank is about the same as a congo puffer in a ten gallon...
by Smashtoad
Sun May 06, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tankmates for Congo
Replies: 30
Views: 1927

Re: Tankmates for Congo

Just thought you guys might be interested to know that I have since moved Joey and the SAEs into a 27 cube tank. I also added a third SAE to make it more like a school. They really are cool little fish. I am fully prepared for Joey to get one or all of them eventually, but I'm telling ya, these fish...
by Smashtoad
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Favorite pet stores
Topic: The Wet Spot??????????
Replies: 18
Views: 4820

Re: The Wet Spot??????????

The Wetspot rocks...pretty simple.