New Pea Puffer Behavior

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New Pea Puffer Behavior

Post by henryt » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:42 pm


I am new to this forum and I have a few questions about the behavior of my new pea puffer. I have years of fish experience and am aware of most basic principles. However, I just my got first puffer and have some questions about its behavior regarding their tail and caudal fin. When I first got it (i have not sexed it yet) they swam to the bottom as I would expect from a new fish, but its tail has been bent to the left and does not want to get off of/away from the bottom of the tank. I know this can be a sign of parasites and I already have starting medicating as I do with all my new fish but it has been a day and I want to make sure that everything is okay.

The tank is ten gallons and heavily planted (it is so small it's very hard to find among all the plants.)


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Re: New Pea Puffer Behavior

Post by drekalicious » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:51 pm

I've read that this is normal while they're new and anxious, they should have stopped by now (seeing as your post is a month old).

I'm looking to get back into raising these guys, so I'm trying to be more active, and see how others are doing. How is yours doing?

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Re: New Pea Puffer Behavior

Post by freshpuffer1 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Yeah, when I had a pea puffer, I saw it curl it's tail. It's pretty normal.

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