Takifugu ocellatus

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Thedogfather
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Takifugu ocellatus

Post by Thedogfather » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:50 pm

My first play into brackish water with this little guy ! Takifugu ocellatus
Was the first fish I ever wanted but couldn't never find one for sale !

This little guy is already demolishing snails , prawns and bloodworm


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Pufferpunk
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Re: Takifugu ocellatus

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:30 pm

[welcome]
Very cool fish! Unfortunately, extremely difficult to keep alive. I'd get it into SW, ASAP.
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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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Thedogfather
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Re: Takifugu ocellatus

Post by Thedogfather » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:11 am

I've got him in low temp of between 19-21 , he's only on 6ppt ATM so I'm going to be slowly upping his salt levels every week ( stupidly forgot to buy a refractometer but have one coming tomorrow)

Doing a bit of research as to how much and how slowly I need to raise the levels

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 30813
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Takifugu ocellatus

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:04 pm

This fish regularly swims from BW-SW in a day. You can actually get him in SW by drip-acclimation. Just have to set up a SW tank (established live rock, protein skimmer, sand) & drip from that tank into a bucket, raising the SG .002/hour.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Takifugu ocellatus

Post by Inka » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:13 am

How's your fish doing @dogfather? Mine is so active and always hungry lol

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