Helicopter, the F8 Puffer.

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Treekami
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Helicopter, the F8 Puffer.

Post by Treekami » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:51 pm

Long overdue update on my 20 gallon breeder tank with my F8 puffer named Helicopter. Copter for short. =)

Brackish water, fake plants, driftwood, gravel and crushed coral substrate mixed together with a filter and a bubblier in the background.
He eats frozen Krill, snails, shrimp and frozen blood worms.

I would LIKE to have Bumblebee Gobies in his tank with him, but he would eat them. Everything is food to him. haha! But that's okay one fish in that tank is good enough for me.

This is what he looked like when I first got him. He looked bad. They had him mixed with green spotted puffer fish in full salt water. poor thing.
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And this is what he looks like now. these photos do not do his colors justice!
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thank for Viewing, Tree

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Re: Helicopter, the F8 Puffer.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:21 am

He looks wonderful, great job getting him healthy!
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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Re: Helicopter, the F8 Puffer.

Post by Treekami » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:55 pm

Thank you! he has come a long way, that's for sure. I felt bad for the others that were in the same tank he was but there was nothing I could do. =<

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Re: Helicopter, the F8 Puffer.

Post by Treekami » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Hello again!
So I just bought myself a 37 gallon tank for Copter and I am wondering how to safely transfer him and my bumblebee gobys into it. I want to use the same decor what is in my 20 gallon long.
I know not to use a net for the puffer. As of right now, I wont be changing the tank any time soon. More like in the middle of summer so the Gobys can get adjusted with their new home. Everyone is getting along well and Copter isn't attacking the gobys. I just would like a larger tank for them when Copter gets larger. The new tank will be stored in the mean time. (tempting for me cause I would be using it for more fish HA.) my old tank is going to a friend of mine.

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Helicopter, the F8 Puffer.

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:19 am

No reason not to move him now, he'd surely appreciate the room!
I'd put him in a bucket & move everything over to the larger tank, include the filter & most of the water.
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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