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by Hilly
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Colomesus Asellus and Tiger Barbs in a 30gal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Colomesus Asellus and Tiger Barbs in a 30gal?

Been a long time since I kept Tiger Barbs and it wasnt a pleasant experience, I always got one dominant one in a goup that would harrass the rest and then start nipping the other fishes fins. For an already skittish puffer like the SAP I think it would be a bad idea.
by Hilly
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fluval M-series heaters, good or bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Fluval M-series heaters, good or bad?

When I was looking at new heaters at the end of last year I considered them after using the Fluval Tronic series for a long time. I had several of them and most of them misted up inside the glass over time but never malfunctioned on the thermostat side in the years of service I had them in the tanks...
by Hilly
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Help with ID

I agree with the other posters these look like Monotrete Palambangensis. I've never heard them called Popeye puffers usually King Kong, Dragon or Humpback.
by Hilly
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Monotrete Leiurus
Replies: 66
Views: 3679

Re: Monotrete Leiurus

Im not sure that is a Turgidus. The snout looks a little long and that eyespot is very prominent. This might be a wait and see if this is a small specimen. It just looks a little wrong for a definitive ID at this stage.
by Hilly
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Brackish difficulty
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Brackish difficulty

Brackish costs only come into play in high SG bands. F8's and bumbleebee gobies at a salinity of 1.005-1.008 will not be a problem in terms of cost. COst starts to ramp up in brackish when you head into the higher ranges which is why people prefer to go marine for GSP's as they can live quite happil...
by Hilly
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Puffer ID
Replies: 37
Views: 2229

Re: Puffer ID

Agree looks like a F8. Very nice markings.
by Hilly
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Greetings from Ireland!
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Greetings from Ireland!

[welcome]
by Hilly
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: got a question
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: got a question

If it is a green spotted puffer then this fish is high brackish to full marine.
POst a pic for a proper ID.
by Hilly
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Suggestions on FW Puffer
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Suggestions on FW Puffer

Abei's are nice looking, get to a decent size but would do nicely in a 30 gallon, they can be quite active but will also lurk. Mine didnt like a lot of open space and preferred lots of decor to swim in and out of and lurk under. Can be a bit picky with food. Never could get him to eat cockel but mus...
by Hilly
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

My Fahaka does this and some previous puffers i've had did it as well. Generally it happens if im a bit too close and in his face (ie face real close to the tank). I always saw it as posturing baring the teeth to show get away or I will use them.
by Hilly
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: my new mekong puffer!
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: my new mekong puffer!

That is either Monotrete Cochinchinensis or Monotrete Turgidus, impossible to tell from the pics, from the coloration I would say more Turgidus. A lot of puffers are called Mekong puffers as thats where they are caught. They also have a kind of arrow shaped marking on their head but are very differe...
by Hilly
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New UK Member Saying hello.
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: New UK Member Saying hello.

[welcome]
by Hilly
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hi i'm new
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: hi i'm new

[welcome] You have 47 US Gallons to play with so it all depends on what you can get hold of. Group of Dwarf Puffers Some of the lurkers like Monotrete Baileyi, Suvattii or Palambangensis. If you can go low end brackish 3 F8's. Or a single Fluviatilis or GSP if you want to head into the realm of full...
by Hilly
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Nala not eating (fahaka puffer)
Replies: 24
Views: 3500

Re: Nala not eating (fahaka puffer)

Try dropping the temp down to around 75. Leave for a few days and then try again. I noticed an increase in appetite when I dropped the temp. Worth a try.
by Hilly
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Nala not eating (fahaka puffer)
Replies: 24
Views: 3500

Re: Nala not eating (fahaka puffer)

What temp is the tank Currently at?