How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

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How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by sarahnya » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:03 pm

The F8 I'm getting hopefully this week will come from a freshwater tank so that's what I've set the tank up as currently.

How long should I leave it before I start to add salt to the water? Also when I get the Puffer how should I get it used to the tank by adding water to its bag etc?

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Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:09 am

I'd dump a majority of the water out of the bag. Float for 10 minutes, add 1/2 cup tank water the bag, then again after another 10 minutes. Fish puffer out of the bag with a small cup, so it doesn't inhale air.

Keep an eye on the parameters for at least the next 3 days. If no ammonia/nitrite, you can start raising the SG. http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/vie ... =8&t=19348
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Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by sarahnya » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:16 am

Oh wow that fast huh.

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Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by bertie 83 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:57 pm

Yup, just raise the sg slowly. Saves your bacteria getting hit hard
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by sarahnya » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:00 am

Do you know I was looking at tanks for sale and just seen a figure 8 puffer for sale complete with tank for 50 quid, if I hadn't spent so much on setting up this tank I'd be on it lol

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Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by genevieve » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:36 pm

I know I'm late to the party but in case someone else is researching, I'd like to add my experience:

My puffer's tank was set up at 1.003. When I got my F8, I drip acclimated to 1.003 into a small bucket.

During my initial research I discovered that some puffer species like F8s in the wild often swim from freshwater areas to brackish areas just while routinely hunting for food. Which comforted me a lot about doing such an extreme acclimation. As long as it's at a rate of them swimming from one salinity to the next, I don't see a problem.

I used this product:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=16100

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Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Post by Treekami » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:33 pm

this helps me lot too for my future F8! thanks for the info!

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