My GSP, Sheldon

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Fleur
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My GSP, Sheldon

Post by Fleur » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:53 pm

First, hello! New to the board. Been lurking a bit, since getting Sheldon, but wanted to finally say hi!

I did not plan to get a puffer, but saw this pitiful little guy at Walmart (I know, I know - should just stamp "sucker" across my forehead) and couldn't leave him there. I wish I would have thought to get a picture of him then because he looks quite a bit better now. He was dark and mostly brownish, sunken eyes, surely had IPs. He still looks a little skinny compared to the chubby GSPs I've seen online, but he is growing and fattening up a bit.

This is after a snail or two, and he's hoping to find more. :)

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:19 am

[welcome]
Sheldon is going to be very happy you took him home!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by luigimbu » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:41 am

He looks great.good to see your feeding him the right stuff

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by luigimbu » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:44 am

I wish I didn't rehome mine now he was a real personality and was I full marine setup

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by Welch4 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:18 am

Congratz on the new gsp! From the marimo ball in the back it looks like you have him in freshwater. This species needs brackish water (in between fresh and salt water) to live, and can thrive in full salt water. Please read up on the GSP articles in the library. If you have any questions after you have read through the article feel free to ask any questions.

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by Fleur » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:50 am

Double post... see below. :)
Last edited by Fleur on Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by Fleur » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:07 pm

I could have sworn I posted a reply a few days ago! Oops!

Anyway, I am slowly transitioning to brackish water. I just received my refractometer, and my hydrometer was way off (which I suspected) so I am good to go now to increase by about .002 a week.

I had tossed the marimo in just to add some things to the tank. He kind of got leftover decorations from my other tanks until I could get his tank decorated the way I wanted. He recently got some nice, new silk plants and I have some rocks coming to add as well.

I've also been breeding pond and ramshorn snails for him for about a month. Is it okay if his diet is mainly snails with other foods added here and there just for variety? I've read varying advice on how often it's okay to feed snails. He loves them, and I certainly have plenty! lol

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Re: My GSP, Sheldon

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:35 pm

Did you calibrate your refractometer?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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