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PuffMeUpM8
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New setup and First puffers

Post by PuffMeUpM8 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:36 am

Good Morning ladies and Gents,

Living in Greenville and just setup a 55 gallon tank for 2 Leopard puffer fish I feel that I have excellent water circulations with a 100 gallon air pump and a Sun Sun Canister filter. I have purchased 2 Java Ferns to entertain the puffer fish and looking to find someone hopefully around the area with some freshwater snails. To see if I could snag some for a farming tank. :ugeek:


I have been deeply investigating puffer fish and the water quality never owned a puffer fish but worked with African cichlids in my Dad's tank and I've had a community tank in the past.

any advice or help with building a snail population would be helpful
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Re: New setup and First puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:30 pm

Check the large pet shops for pest snails in their tanks. You can also buy starter breeding stock off Aquabid or Ebay.
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: New setup and First puffers

Post by PuffMeUpM8 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:25 am

I recently bought 10+ Malaysian Trumpet Snails for my snail tank I am building but didn't know if those would be the best since they take a long time to mature

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Re: New setup and First puffers

Post by PuffMeUpM8 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:34 pm

For Leopard puffers will Malaysian trumpet snails be good food for their little beaks? or are the shells too hard ?

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 29694
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: New setup and First puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:07 pm

MTS have been known to break their teeth.
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: New setup and First puffers

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:16 pm

Out of curiosity, what's your tanks current salinity?
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Re: New setup and First puffers

Post by PuffMeUpM8 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Salinity is 0%

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