I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puffs!

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I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puffs!

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:24 am

I was looking at the 55 and noticed a tiny spot swimming around and it can't be anything but a puff cause no other fish have been in the tank since I've had it. I don't know how long ago it hatched or what it is eating if anything... So I don't know if I should just leave it to see what happens or what... Also there's no way I could get a decent pic without a very good camera with a macro lens lol
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:30 am

Ok two tiny baby puffs!

The small spot on the leaf stem is a baby!
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D

Post by DMD123 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:43 am

Congrats! :grats:
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D

Post by Welch4 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:07 pm

Congrats! You can try feeding baby brine shrimp. If your tank is moderately decorated, cant tell from the close up, I would assume they could be alright. If not possibly try to get some more hiding places. Good luck!
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:21 pm

Thanks, yeah they're staying around the swords... Should I get a breeder net for them? I just saw two more so I'm up to 4 baby puffs!
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:53 pm

I would definitely put them in a net, so they can get at the food. Be sure to put a bushy plant in there.
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by sgtmyers88 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:42 pm

Congrats!
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:32 pm

Thanks :) can't wait to see them up close in a net!
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by Jinty » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:28 am

Congrats! Look forward to more pics.

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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by DMD123 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:41 pm

How are the babies doing? Update?
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:14 pm

Not good... Lost one and I don't think the others will make it... Hard to get them to eat :(
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by RTR » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:48 am

Most puffer fry are too small to eat commercial foods unfortunately. In the wild they rely on infusoria, which in captivity we have to cultivate separately, along with live foods for the infusoria as well. This makes breeding puffers other than DPs quite a complex undertaking.
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by hadla » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:02 pm

Yeah, I'll have to get some started to be able to feed the babies that hatch out of the current eggs
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by Corvus » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:00 am

Also try freshly hatched Artemia. They should be small enough for this species and are easy to raise.
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Re: I have a tiny little baby puff! :D UPDATE! FOUR baby puf

Post by hadla » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:10 pm

Thanks, but I think I'm going to start a micro worm culture... The babies seem most attracted to worms in the water... I had a few in the daphnia someone sent me and they ate those but ignored the daphnia that I spent $20 on :eyeroll:
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