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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:21 am

Woo! It really can make all the difference in the world =]
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by dustin808 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:34 am

and unfortunately there world is in a tank:( i saved this little guy tho he was in a ten gallon. is there anyway i can tell what sex it is? i named it puff lol

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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:06 am

Glad you got him out of the 10 gallon. Do you know how long he was in there? As far as I know, there is no way to tell the sex of most puffers, with the exception of dwarf puffers. Nice name
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:30 am

Most of the Carinotetraodon species can be sexed.
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by dustin808 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:45 pm

Ok i came home from work to grab some tools i check on puffs and he was kinda vertical in the coner a little dark. I gave him a little tap and he swam away just fine. However returned to the bottom laying on his tummy. Could this be from stress from being moved? My water levels are all in the safe zone and temp is slowly climbing at 75 right now. Im just worried i really like this guy lol and idk how long he was in the ten gal. He ate most of the guppies and shrimp in the tank, what kine snails should i be giving him? he also took a healthy dookie last night lol sorry for the bombardment of post :)

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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:12 pm

Napping
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:18 am

Ramshorn and/or pond snails are great choices. Feeding him fish, however, is very unhealthy.
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by sevenyearnight » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:05 am

I disagree, this species is a piscavore, they rarely eat snails.
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by dustin808 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:09 pm

so should i feed him only crustaceans?

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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:12 pm

Earthworms & shrimp tails are what I started mine on. Eventually she ate pretty much anything I dropped in there, even clams. My new miurus, not so easy... Mostly just worms for him.
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by dustin808 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:47 pm

ok ill go buy some worms today. should i gut load them with anything? i also live on a lake theres the load of worms in my back yard no pesticides would they be ok? i also see people putting mollies and platty fish in there tanks for them to eat. should i get some of those? and why not any crayfish? there was 2 in there and he ate one already should i take the other one out?

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Re: howzit everyone

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:56 pm

Those worms are fine.
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Re: howzit everyone

Post by volcomlifer » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:50 am

leighton just hooked me up with a congo too lol
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