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by Iliveinazoo
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Figure 8 setup
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Figure 8 setup

Mussels are said to contain thiaminase which can cause a vitamin b1 defficiency but other foods like snails and cockles don't appear to. It's not bad to feed mussels, they are a good food, i just wouldn't recommend them as a staple.
by Iliveinazoo
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Thinking about a F8
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Thinking about a F8

1. Crushed coral and aragonite sand are both forms of calcium carbonate so both will do the same job it's just that you might have to work a bit harder on tank maintenance if you use the larger grained crushed coral. Unfortunately i don't know how much is needed to cover your base but the packaging ...
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon biocellatus.
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Tetraodon biocellatus.

Yeah cycle in fresh and then up the salinity a little during your 1st water change.
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: DP junk food?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: DP junk food?

Gut loading just means that you feed your live food with good nutritious, and vitamin rich stuff like spirulina based foods.
by Iliveinazoo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Hairy Puffer
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Hairy Puffer

Hello migitymke, it sounds more like a fungal infection.

Could you post a picture and also answer the questions in red above please?
by Iliveinazoo
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon biocellatus.
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Tetraodon biocellatus.

Your tank would also be a good size for a T Fluviatilis especially if you are talking imperial gallons. The difference between the 2 species though is the salinity requirements, you will probably end up running in full marine with a T Fluviatilis rather than low brackish with a T Biocellatus. Let us...
by Iliveinazoo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Petco rescue ?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Petco rescue ?

If anything will make him eat live brine shrimp will, i say give it a go to get some weight on him.
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Most Value For Money Vitamins?
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: The Most Value For Money Vitamins?

It's great to see posts from new members, and obviously the more, the merrier but I can't get my head around why someone would go to the trouble of registering and then slag everyone off within the first couple of posts. I'm not suprised that offence was taken because name-calling doesn't tend to wa...
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Tetraodon biocellatus.
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Tetraodon biocellatus.

I found this paper on researchgate.net: Spawning of eight Southeast Asian brackish and freshwater puffers of the genera Tetraodon and Carinotetraodon in captivity Hiroyuki Doi · Harumi Sakai · Yusuke Yamanoue · Takayuki Sonoyama · Toshiaki Ishibash There's a bit on the Figure 8 but essentially they ...
by Iliveinazoo
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this incredible puffer?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: What is this incredible puffer?

I saw that on a BBC documentary a couple of years ago, it's absolutely amazing what that little fish can do
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Anyone have a tank of beggers??
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Anyone have a tank of beggers??

My Fig 8 has always swam to the front when i come into the room. I recently added some Mollies and they just went about their own business until the food landed in the tank. Now when i walk into the room all of the fish swim to the top right corner of the tank waiting to be fed, it took about a mont...
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Most Value For Money Vitamins?
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: The Most Value For Money Vitamins?

You appear to have a bee in your bonnet Puffthemagicdragon? I offered the only info. I could give, i buy the only vitamin that my local shop sells - I don't know the name (the text has faded) but I'm pretty sure that it changes near enough every time I go in to get a new bottle, I don't know how muc...
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Most Value For Money Vitamins?
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: The Most Value For Money Vitamins?

I just buy the only one that my LFS sells and squeeze enough out to coat the food, then leave it to marinate for a bit.
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: "Freshwater" Snowflake Moray Eel and F8s?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: "Freshwater" Snowflake Moray Eel and F8s?

Your puffer would become an expensive snack....
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: plzzzz help sick f8
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: plzzzz help sick f8

Unfortunately water changes don't cycle a tank, you need an ammonia source to cycle and it usually takes about a month to build up the necessary bacteria in your filter to convert ammonia to nitrite and then nitrite to nitrate. You will need to change water daily at the moment until you can either r...