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by ramp005
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Keeping plants alive in puffer tanks
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Keeping plants alive in puffer tanks

My smaller puffers, up to 4-5" don't seem to bother my plants, with the occasional cut in a crypt leaf. My young fahaka (which is growing fast) tears up crypt leafs but larger leaved plants like Anubias & Nymphea he leaves alone. I recommend Anubias glued or bound on rock or driftwood (what I'm doin...
by ramp005
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Breeding Snails for my Puffers
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Breeding Snails for my Puffers

Keeping ramshorns in a separate, 8 gallon tank myself, filtration by a sponge filter. I only keep a piece of driftwood in it and a piece of cutle bone on which they really like to graze. I also keep some ramshorns in other tanks with smaller fish to have a constant flow of snails. I don't notice the...
by ramp005
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Anyone run a powerhead in a Schoutedeni tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Anyone run a powerhead in a Schoutedeni tank?

Mine don't like it. I turned my external filter at low capacity.
The do like aeration in the aquarium.
Good luck with your baby.
by ramp005
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: NEW here
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: NEW here

I understand you dreamed about these guys. I did too when I first saw them on the wholesale list again. Only being able to get one at first was a bummer. For a puffer, they are quite social and not too big. As for the T. miurus, all depends on the finding/catching places. these are commonly found in...
by ramp005
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: NEW here
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: NEW here

Funny that they were so common (& cheap!) back then & so rare (& $$$!) now. That's an easy one! Congo was a colony belonging to Belgium.There was one large importer/wholesaler near Antwerp (is still here but is a importer/wholesaler/retailer now). Everything from the Congo was shipped here and reme...
by ramp005
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: NEW here
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: NEW here

They seem to be more readily available in Europe. :( I am hoping as they are bred in captivity, there will be LOTS more available & at much lower prices! These were the first imports into Northern Europe since over 20 years now. There were a few imported over the last 3 years but never came availab...
by ramp005
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: NEW here
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: NEW here

[welcome] Wonderful collection of a nice variety of puffers! Where did you get the schoutedenis? Thanks Pufferpunk , This spring/summer we had 2 limited imports from the wild in Northern Europe. I have 1 (all I could get) from the first import that was sub-adult, now fully grown. Last week I finall...
by ramp005
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: NEW here
Replies: 8
Views: 671

NEW here

Hi, After many years into the aquarium fish (breeding) hobby, From the smallest to the huge ones, I had to take a break due to health problems. Since a few months I'm back into the hobby and started up a few aquariums again, specializing in puffers. In my collection now I have: - 9 adult Carinotetra...
by ramp005
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Deworming
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Deworming

pufferjw wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:42 pm
For the UK, check out Sera Med Professional Tremazol. Treats internal and external
Thanks, I can get that over here in Belgium at my supplier.
by ramp005
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Deworming
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Deworming

Hi, New here on the forum. In my collection I have: - Carinotetraodon travancorius (Dwarf) - Tetraodon lineatus (Fahaka) - Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo or leopard puffer) I've been looking around the forum but can't find any safe products that are available in Europe. Specially the schoutede...