Mbu juvenile

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Wilmerjr
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Mbu juvenile

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Hi everyone, i have recently gotten a juvenile mbu puffer (5cm), but it doesn’t seem to be eating prawns/clams even when i cut them up into tiny pieces (bitesize) and try to feed it using a tweezer. May i know how to get it to eat?, as i really do not want it to only rely on bloodworms, i have also dewormed it for internal parasites. :(

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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...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Mbu juvenile

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You could try some garlic-flavor. I used seachem garlic guard with mixed success depending on the food.

My puffers never say no to live snails or earthworms, in case he won't accept frozen foods and gets too skinny.

I assume you know how big these guys get?

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Re: Mbu juvenile

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Matts wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:38 pm
You could try some garlic-flavor. I used seachem garlic guard with mixed success depending on the food.

My puffers never say no to live snails or earthworms, in case he won't accept frozen foods and gets too skinny.

I assume you know how big these guys get?
Yup, have done some research on them before getting them currently growing them out in a 130L tank, before shifting them to a 500L tank when they get older.

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Them??? 500 liter? More like 1000 gallons (around 3500 liters)!
Did you read those 3 articles I posted?
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: Mbu juvenile

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Pufferpunk wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Them??? 500 liter? More like 1000 gallons (around 3500 liters)!
Did you read those 3 articles I posted?
Yup, as they get larger i have bigger tanks along the way. No worries mate 😉, just hope they can grow out

currently keep only 1 as they only have the juveniles i am not really confident as mine has not been eating much :(
had some luck with mini apply snails (+/-1cm, helping to crush it as it's not big enough yet),but hopefully can get it to eat different alternatives as well for other nutrients.
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Did you read the feeding articles I posted?
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: Mbu juvenile

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Pufferpunk wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:35 am
Did you read the feeding articles I posted?
Yes i did, just tried getting him to eat small prawns, after cutting it up to bitesize

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Soaked in garlic?
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: Mbu juvenile

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Pufferpunk wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 am
Soaked in garlic?
yup, soaking in garlic for about 2hrs. now have to do regular deworming as he seem to have an odd bulge at the side of the belly :(

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That's his "foodbelly".
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: Mbu juvenile

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Pufferpunk wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:07 am
That's his "foodbelly".
that was what i thought, but looking closer, the seem to be irregularities, would post a picture but the forum keeps saying my file is too big

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Does it go down after a while?
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: Mbu juvenile

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No unfortunately it doesn’t, but his poop is black in colour and not really stringy. So i dont know what might be the cause, could be external parasites. But im really uncertain.

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Sounds like no IPs then. What makes you think you has external parasites?
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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