My puffer puffed!

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My puffer puffed!

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It was 4 in the morning and I was coming back from a party and checking on my Green Spotted Puffers. They were happily swimming around, didn't seemed stressed and then all of a sudden one of them was puffing himself up. Almost 3 times his size, he was huge! I was excited but worried because I thought there was something wrong and decided to check the water and everything is perfectly fine. He is still eating a lot and happily swimming around. I didn't think that GSP really puffed.

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Re: My puffer puffed!

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They all have the ability to puff. Did you suddenly turn on the light in the room at 3am?
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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The lights were already on in the living room. I know they have the ability to puff, but I just thought it was so rare for GSP.

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Re: My puffer puffed!

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Some puffers puff just to practice it. It's kind of scary the first time you experience it (at least I was scared), but it's quite normal. :D
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Re: My puffer puffed!

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Troender wrote:Some puffers puff just to practice it. It's kind of scary the first time you experience it (at least I was scared), but it's quite normal. :D

Yeah, he was probably just doing it to show off. :lol:

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Maybe your puffer missed you when you left and got mad, and that was his display to show you not to ditch him for parties! Cuz they think your life should revolve around them ;)

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Re: My puffer puffed!

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sparks42 wrote:Maybe your puffer missed you when you left and got mad, and that was his display to show you not to ditch him for parties! Cuz they think your life should revolve around them ;)
LOL, sounds like a couple of Puffers that I know. Although I have not seen any puff up except for one of my DPs. He puffs up sometimes when he gets excited it seems. Like when I go to feed him, as soon as he knows food is coming he will puff right up. They are such show offs LOL

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Re: My puffer puffed!

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Haha sooooooo cute! Sounds like yours as an awesome little personality. I've heard you can train them simple tricks like puppies with treats lol. Can't wait to get my puffer :)

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