My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

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AlohaPalitti
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My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by AlohaPalitti » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:13 pm

He is acting normal and eating and swimming fine but keeps going up to rocks and going upside down and just holding himself in place there? Is this normal?

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Re: My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:30 pm

No, it's not. He's swimming normally? Not upside-down any other times?
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Re: My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by AlohaPalitti » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:37 am

Yeah he swims totally fine and eats but then I see him go up to a rock or plant and turn and chill there. I thought he was stuck the first time so I tried to free him but he just swam away when the net came close

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Mongo, the 4" A modestus
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C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:28 am

But he's never upside-down any other times at all?
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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Re: My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by AlohaPalitti » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:34 pm

Nope!

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Re: My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by pufferjw » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Huh, what species is it?
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Re: My new puffer likes to go upside with rocks?

Post by lilacamy931 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:17 pm

They can swim upside down and odd angles due to their finnage. But mere seconds usually from what I've seen while exploring

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