csduck17 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:34 am
How do you like the Cutcutia puffers? If wetspot still has them listed when the put up the new list today I think I'm gonna grab me one. They seem pretty aggressive?
The Cutcutia twins and Palustris twins are both doing fine.
The cutcutia have:
- wide heads.
- great personality.
- Both are ok with overhead lighting (some puffers really are not used to bright LEDS).
- a nice deep color on the tail, supposedly red tones.
- I use dark colors and driftwood near the bottom to bring out those colors. They lighten up with bright substrates IMO.
They love to chase live brine as well as like live black worms from local stores.
I have a red cherry shrimp project coming to support some clean home raised feeders.
Walmart was the only place that had small red worms during the winter.
They are a great size for puffers being large or small.
Wax worms, snails, and thawed shrimp are a go to item in the rotation.
The males may have a different design.
I'm not sure yet.
Tell me what you think (video below).
The palustis are quite pretty with designs like the Turgidus species, but with different colors and a yellowish or green belly.
I'm slightly color deficient in red/greens, so my take on color is a joke.
Both the palustris and cutcutia are awesome.
I wouldn't pass up either if I could hand pick them in a store.
They have designs differences of snakes or kittens in a litter. Two right next to each other can be noticeably different.
Some look like display quality fish with how perfect the design came out.
Some patterns look like they were made (painted) on Monday or Friday.
The personality is surely there for both the cutcutia and palustris.
I do keep them separated in the same tank divided, but as they tanks are being set-up they each get their own soon.
Aggressive? Likely yes.
I would only put a male and female temporarily together if I could figure the sexing out.
I almost cleaned out my local store of their 48x12x12 (33 gal. long) from Seapora/DeepBlue (Aquarium Masters).
They are $75 per tank and $17 per lid. Center brace, no flexing, great room to plant small plants.
The 40 gallon 48x12x16 is a nice one too ($115 area).
A 40 breeder full of plants is a good choice as well.
I stay far away from ($1 a gallon) 40 breeders with no center brace. Noooo likey.
20 longs and 20 gal. highs were getting crowded with plants and equipment and they slightly flex when full of water.
I don't like a tank that shows the flexing I see in my 20H or 20 long.
33 longs are a blessing for me to acquire.
I really like to run the 33 longs (48x12x12) with one side planted and the other transitions into a dark creepy wasteland of driftwood and traces of equipment to get at easily.
Peninsula style is my thing.
I like them to be able to go to the far or rear area or come way out toward the center of the room and see me in these small peninsula builds.
So far some are still on the floor peninsula style waiting for their stands and configuration!
Lastly, I ran trough some videos of popular youtube channels for guru insight on internal and external meds.
- I lost one wild caught puffer this month due to a cloud patch that came on quick and ko'd the puffer in days.
My Kanaplex (Kanamycin A?) was not in time and the first dose was too late.
I was very upset.
That was my fastest puffer. I have over a dozen and none move like this at this size.
It would nail multiple items while they fell on different sides of the tank as fast a trained boxers combination punch/
Good luck and great price!
$20-30 for a great little friend.