trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

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razorback935
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trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

Post by razorback935 »

Hello!

got a dragon puffer a few days back but cant seem to get him to actually eat anything, he is looking round enough at the moment so its not dire yet

I've tried snails and live worms but he's just not interested at all

ive also got in contact with the store to try find out what they fed him

temperature is 26C
ammonia and nitrite are 0
nitrate is 5
ph is 7.3
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Re: trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

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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!"
razorback935
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Re: trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

Post by razorback935 »

Thanks PP, managed got my hands on some longer tongs, with these i rubbed a worm right up against its lips and he took it! after that a few hours later i tried with a live super worm and again rub on the lips and it bit down! think ive got the technique now, thank you so much!
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Re: trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

Post by Pufferpunk »

Yay!
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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Re: trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

Post by skink »

Mine eat feeders, all size mealworms and earthworms. They can fast for long periods but usually will start eating eventually.
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C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: trying to get my dragon puffer to eat

Post by Pufferpunk »

Of the above suggestions, I would only approve of the earthworms.
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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