Takifugu Ocellatus up for adoption.

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Takifugu Ocellatus up for adoption.

Post by Inka » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:09 pm

Hi folks. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section!

So back in June I saved this little Takifugu Ocellatus (orange saddleback puffer) from a LFS that recommended I keep it in freshwater... forever. It was the first time I had ever seen that kind of puffer and after doing some research and finding out that they are born and caught in freshwater but will eventually migrate back out to brackish then salt, I decided to set up an emergency tank and adopt her. It's been two months now and she is getting big. She's grown about an inch and is now at 2 inches. Being the ravenous carnivore that she is, she'll get bigger quick lol. I currently have her in a 20H by herself and was living with a zebra danio before I started the conversion (current salinity is at .012). It has unfortunately gotten to the point where I have to think about finding her a new and good home. She was unplanned and I don't have the space to fit a bigger tank where I live currently. I would prefer not to take her to a (reputable) LFS just yet but instead see if a fellow responsible fish keeper can give her a good home. She will need to be in a tank with a long footprint because she is a very active swimmer and skittish sometimes. She's currently in brackish and can be converted to full salt now or as she gets bigger (preferably sooner). Takifugus prefer cooler temps high 60s, low 70s so a tank with no heater, in a cool room would be ideal. So that being said, if anyone is interested in adopting this little girl, let me know. She is not a boring fish and you'll have fun feeding her! I live in North Jersey (]Metlife stadium) about 15 minutes from Manhattan in case someone is close enough for a pick up. 🐡

I'll post pictures once I get home.


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Re: Takifugu Ocellatus up for adoption.

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:42 pm

She also will need a chiller:library/puffers-in-focus/takifuguocellatus/
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