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Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:53 pm
by Matts
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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Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 am
by Wilmerjr
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)

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 pm
by Pufferpunk
Foodbump

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:57 pm
by Wilmerjr
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?

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:20 pm
by Pufferpunk
Yes, possibly. Too full to move!

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:57 am
by Wilmerjr
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 :)

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:52 am
by Pufferpunk
Please do your best not to overfeed though. It can lead to fatty liver disease.

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:51 am
by Wilmerjr
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?

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:02 pm
by Pufferpunk
He's a puffer!

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:23 am
by Wilmerjr
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).

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am
by Pufferpunk
Please don't! Your mbu has already shown to have aggressive/killer tendencies.

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:34 pm
by Wilmerjr
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.

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:35 pm
by Wilmerjr
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

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 pm
by Pufferpunk
Absolutely, a complex environment will help with boredom of this intelligent, inquisitive pet.

Re: Mbu juvenile

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:40 pm
by Wilmerjr
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.)