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by NJD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: C. irrubescos starting to be available
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: C. irrubescos starting to be available

Thanks Astrid, I may just be in luck, one of my most trusted LFS called me today to say that there was some captive bred schoutedenis on their supply list!! they are going to call me back with a price...here's hoping!! I have a 500L ready for a group of them... interesting that they are captive bred...
by NJD
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: C. irrubescos starting to be available
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: C. irrubescos starting to be available

My lfs got 15 in last week. Still no schoutedeni though :(
by NJD
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: fahaka feeding frequency
Replies: 0
Views: 2225

fahaka feeding frequency

Hi all, I have had my baby fahaka (Frank!) for about 3.5 weeks now. Initially he was eating really well on bloodworm, small snails and pretty much anything. He is about 2 inches. Last week I 'de-wormed' him by soaking bloodworms in flubendazol for an hour or 2 before feeding them to him, day 1 he at...
by NJD
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Keeping plants alive in puffer tanks
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Keeping plants alive in puffer tanks

Hi all,

I am going to plant two of my puffer tanks (a 500L and a 200L). My experience with live plants to date has not been great.

What chemicals do you use to keep the plants alive?

Is there any chemicals that I should avoid that puffers are sensitive to?

Thanks
by NJD
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: carintetradon irrubescos
Replies: 2
Views: 254

carintetradon irrubescos

Hi all, My LFS has just received a delivery of carinotetradon irrubescos at a good prices. I know they are fairly rare and quite cool so want to get some. From my understand, these are less aggressive then most and so multiple fish can be kept in one tank. The only spare tank I have right now is 200...
by NJD
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Humpbacks had babies!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Thanks PP i will look into that. Can I just drop that into the main tank? What about liquifry?
by NJD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Humpbacks had babies!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Definitely 1 or 2 try swimming about. Tried to catch one to put in a breeding trap but missed. Turned the lights on and I think they have hidden.

Will the parents eat them??

How can I get food in the main tank for them?
by NJD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Humpbacks had babies!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Hi all

I can't contain my excitement. I just went to check my pair of humpbacks and was a couple of humpback fry!!! What should I do? Do they eat their young??

Thanks.
by NJD
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Mbu with dwarf puffers
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Mbu with dwarf puffers

Hi I did think that, but surely do to the size difference the dwarfs wouldnt take on the mbu?
by NJD
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Mbu with dwarf puffers
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Mbu with dwarf puffers

Hi all Firstly, I don't currently have a mbu, I am planning my dream puffer tank that I Hope to get in the next year. From my research it seems most people agree that a mbu can be kept with tankmates, ideally smaller ones. How about with dwarf puffers? I am picturing a 1000gal with 100 dwafs and a m...
by NJD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Second fahaka
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Second fahaka

Hi Having fallen in love with my new fahaka I'm already looking for a second one. I do have a 450 litre tank with a 5x2 footprint available that I was going to use for oscar s but instead may go fahaka The tank has been cycling 2 weeks so is not mature. The fahaka i have seen is 4 inches. In a450 li...
by NJD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: flubendazol for Fahaka
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

Dose
by NJD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: flubendazol for Fahaka
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

Just a one off doe? Thanks
by NJD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: flubendazol for Fahaka
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

PS I am using flubendazol as it is the only medication I have been able to source locally
by NJD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: flubendazol for Fahaka
Replies: 5
Views: 202

flubendazol for Fahaka

Hi, I have had my new fahaka for a week now. He's eating really well (bloodworm and small snails). I want to treat him for IP's just in case (plus I think he looks a bit skinny even though eating well). He is currently about 2 inches. I have done my research but I am still a bit confused as to how t...