Pics of the new golden puffer

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Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by 1st timer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:23 pm

So, he hangs out in this corner pretty much all day. Hasn't eaten anything. Have him for 3 days now. Prior to buying him,he was eating he was eating carnivore sticks or something. Swims a bit. I turned on the powerhead to force him to move a bit.
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by sgtmyers88 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:37 pm

Very Nice! :)
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:58 pm

I would put a TON more decor in there for him. He doesn't feel safe in there.
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by 1st timer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:25 am

yeah....working on it. Gotta go to my lfs and get some. What do you recommend? What's natural for them?

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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:31 am

Petsmart has some nice fake wood decor. I'd go with live plants, too.
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by 1st timer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:34 am

Never been a fan of the fake decor. The piece i have is temp till i get some low light plants. Gonna go with annubias and some vals. Will this guy eat thr frozen mussels they sell at pet stores?

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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by pufferjw » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:11 pm

1st timer wrote:Never been a fan of the fake decor.
Agreed, I hate fake decor. I would add a LOT of annubias, it's a great lowlight plant. Also, if you can afford it Id put a small mangrove stump inside, they're usually around $200 but look so cool, I have one in two of my tanks. If you want larger plants and stuff they can hide in, I'd recommend some Amazon swords and spiderwood.
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by pufferjw » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:16 pm

1st timer wrote: Will this guy eat thr frozen mussels they sell at pet stores?
Hard to say, but more likely than not he should. Like most puffers, especially goldens and amazons, their diets should consist mostly of snails.
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:15 pm

Keep a close eye on it's teeth. They are 2nd to Amazons in needing dentistry work.
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/lib ... dentistry/
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by 1st timer » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:33 am

Are the teeth anywhere near needing a trim?

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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:20 am

Can he close his mouth?
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by 1st timer » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:30 am

i've only seen it like the way you see in the pics i posted. So far he eat snails and large hikari cichlid gold pellets.

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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by 1st timer » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:30 pm

Added some plants and gonna be adding more as i go. So far his tank mates are untouched. Hopefully it lasts.
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Re: Pics of the new golden puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:47 pm

MUCH better!
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