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by NJD
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti
Replies: 35
Views: 2577

Re: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti

Howdy all.. Having been away for a week I thought i'd post an update. I was a bit nervous as to what state my puffers (especially my baileyis and savatti as they are very new and still settling in!) would be in. I had somebody going in to feed them everyday who is an experienced fish keeper but has ...
by NJD
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Labeled Leiurus
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Labeled Leiurus

Thanks - hoping to collect it tomorrow! I'll let you know and post pics!

Is there anything I can look out for to confirm its a true leiurus?
by NJD
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Labeled Leiurus
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Labeled Leiurus

I spoke to that store again and its now £12... I may be breaking my '6 month no new puffer' rule very quickly..
by NJD
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: One puff not enough, New Suvattii
Replies: 87
Views: 7097

Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

all of mine seem to be happy to eat defrosted shrimp/clams/cockles :roll:

I can't claim any credit, they all seemed to have been 'pre-weened' before they arrived..
by NJD
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The savage
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: The savage

ouch! did it leave a scar? did it hang on or just a quick bite and let go?

I best get myself some thick gloves!
by NJD
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Labeled Leiurus
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Labeled Leiurus

I have intended to for a while, problem is, every time i go in i don't have a spare tank, and every time i set up a new tank i forget to go buy him!! he's only £15 ($20!)

maybe next time..
by NJD
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The savage
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: The savage

PS nice suvatti! my Suvatti is one of my fave puffers now, but then i say that about all of my puffer fish!!
by NJD
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The savage
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

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!
by NJD
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Labeled Leiurus
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Labeled Leiurus

There is a shop near me that I am pretty sure has a genuine liurus, has been in for months.
by NJD
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti
Replies: 35
Views: 2577

Re: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti

As an update - he ate well again this morning and was moving around :-)

I'm now away for a few days (don't worry there is someone at home to feed my puffers!!) - hopefully pics will follow on my return.
by NJD
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti
Replies: 35
Views: 2577

Re: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti

Good news!! I came home today and he was still in the same spot, he hadn't eaten the feeder fish. I dropped a frozen (and defrosted) shrimp in front of him and he ate it. He then came looking for more! I managed to get him to eat 4 in the end and he even had a bit of a swim around. I was very reliev...
by NJD
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti
Replies: 35
Views: 2577

Re: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti

so i got home tonight...he's moved to the otherside of the tank and at the back. he's not moving and is on the bottom. but he's not on his side anymore, he's now looking what i'd think is more normal for a 'lurker' puffer, i.e. sat on the bottom and not moving. I can't see what his eyes are like as ...
by NJD
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti
Replies: 35
Views: 2577

Re: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti

bad news guys.... my large hairy arrived but it doesn't look as though he has travelled well :-(!! I floated him and released after 10 mins. he went straight to the bottom lying on his side, not moving any fins. I can't see any obvious sign of physical damage other than it looks as though he eyes ha...
by NJD
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti
Replies: 35
Views: 2577

Re: They arrived!! New Baileyi and Suvatti

Hi DMD, I've been meaning to post an update. My Baileyi and Suvatti are doing great. The baileyi is eating roughly 1 shrimp a day (frozen and defrosted). I managed to get the Suvatti to eat 6 of them on saturday!! But nothing since - but not totally unexpected as I know they don't need to eat every ...
by NJD
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Are these abei or ...?
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Are these abei or ...?

Hi all, Although I've got my hairy and suvatti (and possibly another large hairy on the way!!) I'm in a bit of a spend zone at the moment - coupled with the fact I know somebody who has just closed a fish room so access to cheap second hand aquariums :D Still tempted by the 'Abei' puffers in a shop ...