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by grup
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer tank
Replies: 25
Views: 6466

Re: Dwarf Puffer tank

I like the dense growth, but would trim slightly.

Might I also suggest at least one slightly enlarged obvious void to allow
your fish to be in-the-clear at random times for your viewing, as well.
by grup
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Vortex Surfing Puffers -More Roll than Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Re: Vortex Surfing Puffers -More Roll than Rock

Marine Puffs are tough. They'll get swallowed whole by a larger fish like a sea bass or tarpon, get mouthed, violently spat out, then simply shake it off and swim away. I'm betting this pair survived with nothing more than splitting cases of vertigo. They probably share stories of the party at the "...
by grup
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Vortex Surfing Puffers -More Roll than Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Vortex Surfing Puffers -More Roll than Rock





Two Marine puffers are surprised by a vortex current and get the ride
of their lives. I'd imagine they'll be resting on a nice solid rock
shelf for a few hours after this little adventure.

Video length : 1:41

Puffers appear: 00:35
by grup
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Fahaka in low temperature parameter
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Fahaka in low temperature parameter

Is a using an exterior mounted PV solar panel an option for you ? If it is, do an online search for 12v rubber heating pads. Be advised, sustained heat requires a fair amount of wattage. You'll need to work out a thermostat and required solar panel size wattage for the amount of heat you'll need. Ev...
by grup
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Puffers think Cichlid tail fins are delicious - 3:33
Replies: 2
Views: 3074

Puffers think Cichlid tail fins are delicious - 3:33

Another puffer experiment in diversity that didn't quite go as planned.

by grup
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do your puffers let you pet them?
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Do your puffers let you pet them?

Not my fish, but this is why tongs exist.

by grup
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer tank
Replies: 25
Views: 6466

Re: Dwarf Puffer tank

Your dwarf puffer just has to be digging on life in a major way.

Thank you for sharing your really nice set up.
by grup
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...
Replies: 7
Views: 4106

Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

P.P.,

Agree, again. The T. miurus seem to have a fairly wide standard variation in color and texture.
I would guess that they probably have some minor adaptive pigmentation skills.
That being said.....

Is there any reliable way to visually sex them ?
by grup
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...
Replies: 7
Views: 4106

Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

P.P., I have to agree.

You're the lurker expert, but this certainly looks like a non-standard day to me.
by grup
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...
Replies: 7
Views: 4106

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Poet Robert Frost once said: "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors." In the case of these two Congos, a "good" fence may be keeping one of them alive. Interesting footage. Unless this is a pre-courtship ritual, I sincerely hope this pair was moved into separate tanks. Video - 1:11 lhx_Iu39AhI
by grup
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf puffer intelligence
Replies: 23
Views: 4409

Re: Dwarf puffer intelligence

I'm no DP expert, but he looks alert and healthy to me.

Glad to hear that he's eating right after the transfer.

He'll be living the high life for sure in your carefully detailed tank.

Please let us know if you name him, and thanks for the updates.
by grup
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Re: Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef

Very nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
by grup
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Grouper vs. Puffer - The Puffer Wins !
Replies: 0
Views: 2166

Grouper vs. Puffer - The Puffer Wins !

Hey, this inflation stuff actually works. 36 secs.

by grup
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka puffer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Fahaka puffer.

PP, I just edit reloaded the video using the youtube ID box and it's running fine for me. I'm running Firefox and using their adobe plug-in to smooth things out on my old computer. If you want the full URL for this Fahaka video from YouTube it's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded...
by grup
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka puffer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Fahaka puffer.

Slightly on the fahaka biting topic.

Bigblue, this wall is obviously here for a reason.

Turn your speaker volume way up. These two fellows are striking their
separator with enough speed and motivation for you to actually hear their
teeth impact.

Video - 28 secs.