GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

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GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Jillalison » Sat May 04, 2019 4:43 pm

Hi Everyone, thanks in advance for the advice. I have 2 young GSP's in a 40 gallon tank. Brackish water, 1.006. Water parameters are great. Today after a water change and some habitat rearranging, I noticed the larger puffer rubbing his beak/teeth against the glass repeatedly. He continued this for at least 10 minutes. He rides the glass often, and may be doing this more often and I just noticed. Any ideas if this behavior indicates anything in particular?

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Re: GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat May 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Just trying to get your attention. Maybe hungry?
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: GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Jillalison » Sat May 04, 2019 7:49 pm

Thanks! I hope that's it! I'm really not wanting to do any trimming if possible. That's a frightening prospect.

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Re: GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 05, 2019 11:35 am

Just feed lots of crunchy foods: library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/
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Re: GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Raytheman » Wed May 08, 2019 3:34 am

I think he's trying to cut the glass and escape :-)

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Re: GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Jillalison » Thu May 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Raytheman-Lol, probably!

I actually ran into an acquaintance who had this issue before. He said it's a space issue. The tank I have them in is a column style 40 gallon, so i think I'm going to move both of them into a long 55 gallon. The other thing he mentioned was that 1 of the puffers developed an infection from rubbing and it was too late :( these were porcupine puffers. So new project, arghh!

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Re: GSP Behaviour-rubbing teeth against glass

Post by Jillalison » Thu May 09, 2019 6:57 pm

And it is confirmed that he is doing it throughout the day

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