Mbu juvenile

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Matts
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Matts » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:53 pm

If my schoutedeni has eaten a lot of food the belly gets irregular and bumpy looking too maybe that's what you're seeing. It's normally gone in couple of hours.

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Wilmerjr
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Wilmerjr » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 am

https://imgur.com/gallery/rxRqrnb
Here he is the bottom right, you can see a small bump. Nowadays, he is also lying down on the substrate(sand) motionlessly. As compared to when he first came in (2-3weeks ago).
Tank mates are neon tetras
Food: tubifex and mini apple snails (+/-1cm)

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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 pm

Foodbump
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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Wilmerjr
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Wilmerjr » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:57 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 pm
Foodbump
Oh, i see thank you for your advice. :D . May i also know if over feeding will cause the mbu puffer colour to change?, and be lying still on the sandbed?

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C valentini
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C papuan
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:20 pm

Yes, possibly. Too full to move!
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

Post by Wilmerjr » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:57 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:20 pm
Yes, possibly. Too full to move!
Ahhhh, so that was the issue!, thanks once again pufferpunk! Really appriciate your help and everyone else :)

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
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suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:52 am

Please do your best not to overfeed though. It can lead to fatty liver disease.
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

Post by Wilmerjr » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:51 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:52 am
Please do your best not to overfeed though. It can lead to fatty liver disease.
Hi, recently, i change his food diet from 2 meals a day to 1 meal a day, and when i went back. I realized he has eaten a neon tetra, not eat it but just killed it. what could be the reason for his sudden aggression towards the tetra's?

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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
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:02 pm

He's a puffer!
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

Post by Wilmerjr » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:23 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:02 pm
He's a puffer!
Hi all, i am thinking of getting another juvenile mbu to accompany my current one. would it be recommended ? (the "older" fish fighting for territorial space), or should i just stick with one. Excluding the tank space (have a pond to keep it when they grow bigger).

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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
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am

Please don't! Your mbu has already shown to have aggressive/killer tendencies.
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

Post by Wilmerjr » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:34 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am
Please don't! Your mbu has already shown to have aggressive/killer tendencies.
What if they were from the same catch (same tank since young)?, from the lfs.

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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Wilmerjr » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:35 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am
Please don't! Your mbu has already shown to have aggressive/killer tendencies.
Also i was warned by a puffer group on fb that the killing could be because he/she was bored. Do i need to add plants and hardscapes, as my tank currently only has a sand bed, and an artificial cave

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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
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Re: Mbu juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 pm

Absolutely, a complex environment will help with boredom of this intelligent, inquisitive pet.
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

Post by Wilmerjr » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:40 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Absolutely, a complex environment will help with boredom of this intelligent, inquisitive pet.
Ah i see, is there any scape to take reference from?, or anything to avoid in particular? (Sharp sticks etc.)

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