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by DDR2
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Mexican dwarf crayfish with dwarf puffers
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Mexican dwarf crayfish with dwarf puffers

The Mexican dwarf crayfish only gets about 1-1.5". My sterbai cories push them around.
by DDR2
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Mexican dwarf crayfish with dwarf puffers
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Mexican dwarf crayfish with dwarf puffers

Does anyone have any experience with this combination? I'm setting up a tank for dwarf puffers and have been wondering if this would work. I have some in my only community tank and so far, they seem pretty harmless.
by DDR2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Tetraodon Schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer) food

Have you tried live red worms? They're bigger than bloodworms and blackworms, but smaller and easier to munch than nightcrawlers. Live ghost shrimp are a good starter, too. Just make sure to gut load them first. I've got picky puffers of my own. My big boy also likes fresh shrimp (freshwater; he won...
by DDR2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Abei question...
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Abei question...

About that 4.5"-5.5" max; mine is at 7" and still seems to be growing. Has anyone here seen one bigger? He's in a 55g now and I'ld like to know if mine's just a freak or if the 8"-12" rumors I've been hearing may be true before committing to his next tank. It could be the di...
by DDR2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Suvatti
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: New Suvatti

A few new pics...
by DDR2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Suvatti
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: New Suvatti

Awesome puff! @DDR2 What size tank you raising him in? Mine is pretty active and he makes good use of the 65B he is in. Way overkill, I know, but he is happy. He's in a 29g at the moment. When my Abei gets moved from his 55g, he'll go there. Even in the 29, if he's not moving, it's like where's wal...
by DDR2
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Suvatti
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: New Suvatti

Pufferpunk wrote: โ†‘Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:48 pm That's great! Mine's about 5" & a total dud. Never moves.
Sometimes he sits still for a few minutes and changes colors or orientation to blend. Sometimes he comes to the front to beg. The rest of the time he's like a little hovercraft of death. Prowling and stalking.
by DDR2
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Suvatti
Replies: 7
Views: 611

New Suvatti

Picked up a new potato. I've decided to call him Magua. He's about 3-3 1/2" and much more active than Pogo, my Abei puffer. As soon as he hit the bottom he started stalking a ghost shrimp. He's also eating nightcrawlers.
by DDR2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Pogo's in his new home.
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Pogo's in his new home.

I post video on Reddit r/Aquarium and r/MonsterFishKeepers under u/leadfarmer1. A few years ago I was working part time at a lfs that was owned by a friend. We got this little guy in one day(about 3"+/-) and I wanted him. I needed another tank like I needed a hole in the head, so I didn't. It t...
by DDR2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Pogo's in his new home.
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Pogo's in his new home.

Thank you. The veg filter above the tank is a first for me. I've done them before, but always in a sump under the tank. An added bonus is the shade it provides to that side of the tank. Pogo seems to like it, and that's what really matters.
by DDR2
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Pogo's in his new home.
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Pogo's in his new home.

A couple more pics.
by DDR2
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Pogo's in his new home.
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Pogo's in his new home.

All done! All it took was a month and $800! I've doubled the space for him. Does he make good use of it you ask? No. No, he doesn't. He still spends 23hrs and 55min a day under his favorite log. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿก But that's o.k. Lurker's gonna lurk. ๐Ÿ˜” BTW, I had the opportunity to measure him during the move. Seve...
by DDR2
Wed May 22, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: What do I have here? freshwater Puffer ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: What do I have here? freshwater Puffer ID help

Congrats. You've got a Congo puffer. Tetraodon miurus. Totally different animal.
by DDR2
Wed May 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Pogo's new tank is coming along
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Pogo's new tank is coming along

It's a 55g with an aqua clear 70 and an extra bit of filtration on top. The "log" on top is a 3' long, 3" wide pvc pipe with the top cut out and filled with ceramic pebbles fed by a pump hidden in the stump on the right. It's planted with pothos (I've also got some spathiphylum for it...
by DDR2
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The savage
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: The savage

Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer? I'm extra cautious, i don't put my hands actually in the tanks other than my schoutedeni tank but they're only 2-3 cm at the moment! I've been bitten several times by GSP's. They were only 1 1/2"-2", but it felt like being stung b...