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by DDR2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Anyone have snakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 4337

Re: Anyone have snakes?

Two. A 12 yr old male Peruvian r.t. boa and a 23 yr old female Columbian boa. I've had him since he was two yrs old and her since she was two weeks old.
by DDR2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

The Idiocracy is happening. Won't be long before it's "BRAWNO!!!, It's got what fish crave!"
by DDR2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protecting Fingers
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Protecting Fingers

Have been bitten by 1"(yes inch) GSPs at work. Feels like a mild bee sting and does sometimes draw blood. I swat at them when cleaning their tank, but there's always one brave one and the rest will follow it right back to the big piece of meat being offered up to them.
by DDR2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is wrong with people! some should not keep fish
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Re: What is wrong with people! some should not keep fish

I work in a lfs. One of my favorites was the woman who complained how every fish she ever bought died. Upon questioning she admitted having no heater, an under sized filter, and an over crowded tank. Her idea of cleaning was stripping the tank down every month and bleaching, scrubbing, and boiling e...
by DDR2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Python Water Changer?
Replies: 19
Views: 7387

Re: Python Water Changer?

Love mine. My back loves it, too. Money well spent.
by DDR2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Sumps on puffer tanks?
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Sumps on puffer tanks?

I've done both and would go sump over canister every time. 75g runs on a sump filled with spathophylum and also contains the heater and a u.v. sterilizer. 26g runs on an old cpr back pack. Also holds the heater and some arrowhead plants. They keep my tanks clean and clutter free and I don't have to ...
by DDR2
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Holes in Java Fern (F8)
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Holes in Java Fern (F8)

Had a figure 8 years ago that lived alone in an unfiltered, heavily planted aquarium. Mostly planted with aponogeton. Started noticing the holes about a week after he went in and since the tank had a healthy population of pond snails, I assumed that's what he was after. Later I saw him just swimming...
by DDR2
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Breeding snails in a sump
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Breeding snails in a sump

I think a better idea might be to plant your sump. I built a basket out of plastic construction cloth, filled it with clay pebbles made for hydroponics, and planted it with peace lilies. A small compact flourescent light over head and your all set. Black out the stand to keep light from shining out ...
by DDR2
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Hairy Puffer Fish Care
Replies: 16
Views: 3531

Re: Hairy Puffer Fish Care

On the issue of sand I say never go cheap. use only sand made for fish tanks. I use carib sea sunset gold in two of my tanks. It looks great and most importantly, it contains NO silica. Being someone who has kept S.A. stingrays and many other burrowing species this is very important. Silica sand wil...
by DDR2
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Picky Abei puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Picky Abei puffer

He still gets live crayfish, fiddler crabs,red worms, and night crawlers. The krill, or any other frozen food I can get him on, will only be a small part of his total diet.
by DDR2
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Picky Abei puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Picky Abei puffer

Pogo finally started taking frozen krill. Went tough love on him and let him go hungry a few days longer than usual. He nibbled a little at first, but now he goes into it pretty hard.
by DDR2
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Success Keeping Abei Puffer with Others?
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Success Keeping Abei Puffer with Others?

My abei is called Pogo, after John Wayne Gacy's clown name. It's because he looks like a clown and kills everything he sees... For what it's worth.
by DDR2
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Breeding snails in a sump
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Breeding snails in a sump

My biggest concern would be small snails getting into and potentially fouling the return pump. I've thought of doing this myself, but, we have monthly issues with it in one of our largest sumps at the lfs I work at. And that's with a much larger pump. Once they're in there and any return lines, ther...
by DDR2
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Picky Abei puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Picky Abei puffer

Read the article. Trust me, I've tried all this. I'm the guy that gets the pinnatus batfish and harlequin sweetlips to eat. I'm starting to think Pogo's going to be on live food only. I have no real problem there, it would just make life a little easier if I could get him onto frozen or even fresh f...
by DDR2
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Picky Abei puffer
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Picky Abei puffer

I work at a LFS. We got a large (5") abei puffer, which of course, I took home. He's plump and healthy and eats anything he's offered, as long as it's alive. He takes crayfish, fiddler crabs, snails, fish, and any worms he's offered, but I can't get him to show any interest in fresh or frozen f...