There is an extra fish in my GSP's tank?

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There is an extra fish in my GSP's tank?

Post by Kingsleys » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:24 am

A few months ago I got my first puffer. His name is Einstein. He was my only fish, or so I thought. A few weeks after I got him there was a little fish in the tank with him. I think it was like a baby tetra or something which was really weird. I never bought it. It's was transparent and it's back was blue while the middle part was reddish. It was also a little bit of silver-gold. I just left it in there. A few days later it was gone. Was it really a tetra or could it have been a baby GSP? I don't think it was because he was not with any other puffers and they don't breed in captivity.

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Re: There is an extra fish in my GSP's tank?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:20 am

My guess is guppy. Lots of LFS try feeding them to puffers.
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Re: There is an extra fish in my GSP's tank?

Post by RTR » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:02 am

+1 to Pufferpunk's comments above - newly released guppy fry can be hard to spot and quite good at hiding. It grew (likely by eating puffer leftover fragments from puffer food) and then got eaten itself.
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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
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C valentini
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C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: There is an extra fish in my GSP's tank?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:32 pm

Especially with the colors described.
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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