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by LadyHawk
Fri May 19, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dragon Puffer (Tetraodeon Palembangensis): Feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Dragon Puffer (Tetraodeon Palembangensis): Feeding

I had a heck of a time getting mine to eat anything other than minnows, but he seems to really love VitaChem. Anything I soak in that he's interested in. So he loves frozen shrimp now!! Good luck!
by LadyHawk
Wed May 10, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Bored Puff
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Bored Puff

Thanks Magpie!! I think mine got quite a workout when there were ghost shrimp in the tank - however he was just too slow to actually catch them! I was trying to decide if I should just keep the tank stocked with them or if that was too hard on them. Such silly puffs!
by LadyHawk
Mon May 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!
Replies: 25
Views: 4998

Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Hahahaha!! My Congo will start off sleeping on the plants horizontally, and then slide off during the night. He frequently ends up sleeping completely vertical. The first time it happened I freaked out - then I just realized he's just a derp!
by LadyHawk
Mon May 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Worm/Nematode?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Worm/Nematode?

When I've kept multiple DPs in a tank (I had 1 male to three females), the male was constantly trying to "woo" the females with kisses and bumping. Eventually they would get fed up (especially the large female named Sassy) and bite him. There were a couple of bites that looked really weird but they ...
by LadyHawk
Mon May 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Bored Puff
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Bored Puff

Awwww thanks BleedingHeartMommy! I do frequently move around the plants and decor, as well as reshaping the sand into different "hills" and valleys for him. He's much better now with the powerhead - he's been surfing (when he's not begging for food) or snoozing in the sand. He's so spoiled!
by LadyHawk
Sat May 06, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Bored Puff
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Bored Puff

He has really soft fine sand to burrow in, which he does frequently. I tried the ping pong ball and he had no interest in it. However, he's fallen in love with the power head and bubble wall! He spends all his swimming time now surfing the current and chasing wayward bubbles! I was surprised that he...
by LadyHawk
Fri May 05, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Bored Puff
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Bored Puff

I know this isn't a new topic, but I thought I'd refresh it anyways. I have a VERY active Congo puffer who glass-surfs when he gets bored. My water parameters are perfect and he has a 40 gal all to himself. I've added a powerhead and a bubble wall (which he loves playing in and chasing the bubbles)....
by LadyHawk
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer

Thanks Bleedingheartmommy!! The "Yucky Dance" is pretty hilarious! I did catch it on video too - Jack has his own Instagram and Facebook page (and has more followers than I do, for goodness sakes) so if you'd like to see it, click the link and look for the "Yuck - Mom made me eat shrimp" video. Inst...
by LadyHawk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New Dragon Puffer
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: New Dragon Puffer

Congrats!!! Dragon Puffs are so cool looking! I had to use Levamisole HCl when I had a breakout of Calamanus worms in one of my other tanks (which means I had to treat all of my tanks). It worked like a charm and was very easy to administer. I have a Congo Puff and he seemed totally unaffected by it...
by LadyHawk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer

UPDATE: Well it's been over a week since he ate, and I've been slowly introducing him to earthworms, which he hates. HOWEVER, I thought I'd try giving him raw frozen shrimp as he's eaten it before. This time I stuffed it with a shrimp protein pellet. LO AND BEHOLD, HE SNARFED IT DOWN! And then spit ...
by LadyHawk
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer

Ok! I've tried the bouncy string before and he just turns his nose up at it - but I'll try it again when he might be hungrier. He's the most stubborn fish I've ever met!!
by LadyHawk
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer

Jack is really active - he's always hovering around the tank. Though he does bury himself when there is the promise of foods. So I usually feed him 2-3 times a week. I thought about withholding food for a short time to encourage him to eat.
by LadyHawk
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer

Thanks Pufferpunk! I train last-chance rescue dogs, so I certainly have patience working with Jack! I've tried a number of strategies to get him to eat - I may try the garlic idea. I want him to be a happy, healthy dude, and I know the importance of making sure he has a very good diet. So any other ...
by LadyHawk
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The Story of The Pickiest Puffer
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

The Story of The Pickiest Puffer

Hello all! I have a Congo Puffer (Tetradon Mirius) named Jack, and he is the PICKIEST eater. He only wants live fish - Rosie red minnows to be exact. I've tried feeding him mussels, live earth worms, frozen shrimp, and live ghost shrimp, but he refuses to eat anything other than minnows! He has trie...
by LadyHawk
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)
Replies: 27
Views: 4758

Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Pufferpunk wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 pm
My Congo bit my husband.
Oh my goodness!! Was it bad? Mine is really lazy (my puffer, not my husband :lol: ), so I don't think he'd put forth the effort to try, but I recognize that he could certainly do damage if he wanted to!