Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

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Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

Post by Bulletfishy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:38 am

Hey all,

Im still learning and my Tetraodon Leiurus (red eye puffer) is seeming happy in the tank.

In 5 days i got him to eat snails, a worm, some cockelflesh and part of the shell and some musselmeat.

Still doesnt seem to attack the small cockels at all. Mostly snails but there arent any in his tank atm. Still breeding.

My question is how often should you feed him? I thought every other day but he doesnt seem to care about most of it much.

Is it because hes just still full? Should i feed him every 2 days? Its a puffer in the Target Puffer family. He is about 7/8cm, just finished the worm treatment. And his belly looks nice and round. No bumps.

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Re: Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:41 am

Every other day is good.
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: Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

Post by Bulletfishy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:42 am

Any idea what the issue might be then?

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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
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Re: Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:47 pm

It took me a while to get my new baby fahaka to eat anything but a live worm. After soaking some of his foods in a crushed garlic clove, he goes after everything I put in his tank.
library/feeding/problems-feeding-your-puffer/
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: Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

Post by Bulletfishy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:56 pm

Great read. Thanks! Yea im also not sure how mature mine is. He is about 7/8cm which for a tetraodon leiurus seems to be their max. So maybe going to every two days instead cause of him being a hunter is better? I have no idea how to see if its a mature or juvenile one. Or do you think its best to stick with every other day?

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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
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Re: Newbie feeding question Target Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:45 pm

I think since he's more active then an ambush predator, every other day is good.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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