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Is that the dots/bumps? If so, it is the fish's spines. Full normal.
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- Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:36 am
- Forum: Brackish Puffers
- Topic: Why do they do that???
- Replies: 8
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Get spare tanks set and keep them ready. A 180 IME is 6'x2', so 12 square feet for a footprint. Eight GSPs in there gives 1 1/3 sq. ft. each. I doubt that is enough territory for a mature GSP. You will need to watch for and remove the aggressors.
- Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:26 am
- Forum: Freshwater Puffers
- Topic: Fahaka / Nile Puffer
- Replies: 2
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I have kept three of them. One of them I would not, could not, put my hand in the tank without the fish being the other side of a "securely" braced divider. He attacked anything and everything that came ito the tank. Total bezerker. At over a foot, he could have taken a small finger or done pemanent...
- Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:56 pm
- Forum: Hospital
- Topic: Treating ich in low end BW - question about article above
- Replies: 18
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The salt treatment should continue at least 10 days past the last visible spot's disappearance, 2 weeks if the temp is not well above 80F. Spots which were infected with parasites will continue to appear 2-3 days minimum after the treatment starts, from protozoans which had embedded but were not suf...
Smallest issue first - very hard water is a benefit, feel free to look that gift horse in the mouth. From my years-ago multiple-tank trials on F-8s, I came to suspect that they need the hardness/high TDS and much as the marine mix, and free from the tap is definitely a gift. I've never written it up...
- Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:19 pm
- Forum: Brackish Puffers
- Topic: Test Kits for Brackish?
- Replies: 6
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The density used for F-8s is largely in the range for the FW bacteria. Only at the top of the range is there any liklihood of the SW nitrification bacteria establishing (at ~1.010). If you follow normal procedures of boosting the specific gravity no more than 0.002 per week or longer, the bacteria w...
mantisman - the "green" puffer refered to was ID'd as Tetraodon fluviatilis. Both this puffer, which we refer to commonly as the Ceylon Puffer, appears to be closely related to the GSP, T. nigroviridis, and both are refered to as BW puffers as they breed there. Similar lifestlye to that of Monos and...
IME, the sizes given do not match reality. Fahakas when adequately housed will achieve full size as in the wild. As they are fast-growing, this needs to be do from the start. I have never seen a Colomesus asellus at 6", nor has one ever been reported in the scientific literature. But like most puffe...