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by RTR
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...
by RTR
Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The puffers
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

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...
by RTR
Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: The puffers
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

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...