Young GSP's in full marine?

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:59 pm

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by DrKennethNoisewater » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:39 pm

my puffers are like 2 inches and only in 1.006 is that not high enough???? i always assumed id have to salt them up later on like 2 1/2 inches be at brackish than 3 inches high end brackish and 4 inches marine. am i wrong here???

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by DrKennethNoisewater » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:46 pm

also anyone have any luck with any marine species with gsps? cause i was thinking of putting a lion fish and a school of baby clown fish with mine.

(just kidding)

(serious about the question though)

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:51 pm

In answer to both your Qs, check the GSP article in our Library.
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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by DrKennethNoisewater » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:02 am

Pufferpunk wrote:In answer to both your Qs, check the GSP article in our Library.
thank you!

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by sevenyearnight » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:02 am

LOL "school" of baby clowns!
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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by DrKennethNoisewater » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:18 am

pufferpunk you rule, that article was great. i have read it before a few months ago... i remember the intro now that i read it again. great to know that really wholesome info is on the forum that i subscribed too. it seems i made the right choice.

and yeah a school of clown fry should be alright with a mature gsp correct right sevenyearnight?

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by sevenyearnight » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:23 am

It's funny now, but we get questions like that occasionally, then it's scary lol.
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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by Aquarist » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:19 pm

What size was it when you moved it into full marine? Approx. 2, perhaps 2.5".

Did the fish survive?

Yes.

How long was it in full marine?

About 8 months of 1.022 SG and counting.

How large did it grow, and how fast? I

I am very confused about his growth. He seems to be stuck at 3" long, 2" wide.

Did you notice any stress, lack of eating, poor coloration, weight loss, etc? Not at all. Other than perhaps poor coloration, he is never very bright.

Did you return it to brackish levels at any point?

No.

If it died, how long was it alive?

He is still a happy swimming little guy alone in my 55g.

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by Stedmanaudio » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:52 pm

Hey everyone new to the forums and new to GSP's. I started a new tank and after lots of research decided I wanted to go with GSPs. I picked up two both about 1"-1 1/4 in size (tail not included w/ tail roughly 1.5"). They were purchased FW and I know most are considered FW/BW but they do better in BW and apparently according to everyone in this topic full marine as well. I want to get them out of FW and started on BW and then eventually over time to full marine. My question is whens a good time to start? Is it okay to begin the acclimation process now? I want to do it slowly obviously so they don't go into shock. Whens a good time to start and how should I go about it. If you can either post a link to another topic (couldn't find one specific) or have me repost it as a new topic let me know. Want these little buggers to grow up big and happy! Thanks everyone.

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:38 pm

Please re-post this in a new separate thread, in the BW puffer forum here.
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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by evanz287 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:15 pm

Well it is not a GSP but I've had my Ceylon puffer in full marine since it was under an inch long (or barely and inch). It is doing well and is currently over 4 inches long.

I posted a thread a while back detailing my 55 gallon build. It has some pics of the very small ceylon in full marine water.

EDIT

here is the picture

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/ ... oto3-2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/ ... oto1-4.jpg

as you can see, it is very, very tiny

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by GSPufferGSP » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:16 am

What size was it when you moved it into full marine? (since we're mainly looking for how this affects little guys put into full marine, instead of moving them only when they are larger)
About 1.5 inches.
Did the fish survive?
Yes
How long was it/is it in full marine?
4 months.
How large did it grow, and how fast?
He grew half inch and I didn't really notice because I see him everyday.
Did you notice any stress, lack of eating, poor coloration, weight loss, etc?
No to all, He was less stressed when I got him in full marine. His appetite picked up. His colors are way brighter. He gained a lot of weight.
Did you return it to brackish levels at any point?
No and I don't plan on it.
If it died, how long was it alive?
He's still kicking it.
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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by Liz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:10 am

Myaj wrote: What size was it when you moved it into full marine? (since we're mainly looking for how this affects little guys put into full marine, instead of moving them only when they are larger)
1.5-2"
Did the fish survive?
yes
How long was it/is it in full marine?
6 months or so until I sold him.
How large did it grow, and how fast?
I don't remember. I don't think GSP's grow as quickly as other puffers but he seemed very healthy and happy.
Did you notice any stress, lack of eating, poor coloration, weight loss, etc?
No.... but I will add that my other, 3-4" gsp didn't start eating well until I acclimated him to very high brackish. So.
Did you return it to brackish levels at any point?
No.
If it died, how long was it alive?
N/A

He was acclimated in the course of about a day to share a 65 gallon saltwater tank with a larger GSP, Mr. Lumps.

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Re: Young GSP's in full marine?

Post by sgtmyers88 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:34 pm

I thought I would add to this discussion and state that I converted my GSP tank to full marine 1.5 years ago and my GSP's went from 1-1.5 inches to a whopping 3.5 to even 4 inches! The growth spurt mostly happened within the first 6 months after the conversion. They are brightly colored and very active to this day. I had to place them on a diet now though because they started to get fat instead of growing.
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