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All my puffer wants to do is eat...

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:56 am
by eustoma
If it sees me looking at it it comes up to the glass and looks at me hoping I will feed it. If I am doing maintenance on the tank it will follow my tools hoping there is food. If I watch it just doing its thing in the tank it is observing the environment looking for food. I get that there isn't much else to do in the tank but I actually feel bad feeding it only once a day. I also feel weird about just dropping little critters in there for it to just hunt down and eat all the time like I am raising some sort of monster haha.

Is it okay if I feed it twice a day sometimes? Once in the morning and once at night? I noticed it doesn't take much for their bellies to become full. Also, are there any activities I can do with it to help take its mind off food and keep it mentally stimulated? I want to try training it to do things like I have seen others do online with larger puffers but I have no idea where to begin.

I have a dwarf pufffer, btw.

Re: All my puffer wants to do is eat...

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am
by Pufferpunk
You could feed twice a day if small amounts but I would skip one day a week for fasting.

Re: All my puffer wants to do is eat...

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:48 am
by Colt_An2
Okay, thanks for the advice! I'm not the original poster but a newcomer in the world of puffers, and I'm glad to know it's better to have the fish fast for one day a week, I'd have overfed them with my lack of knowledge.