Feeding your Puffers ? (Frequency)

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Coops
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Feeding your Puffers ? (Frequency)

Post by Coops » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:27 am

Hi there, I was interested in how OFTEN puffer owners feed their fish. I always feel really mean feeding everyone else and not the puffers. I have a 6" Dog face and one 6" Porc both in separate tanks.

If I leave them for more than a day without feeding they get ticked off and approaching the tank simply gets them churning the water. But then Puffers can tend to be like petulant kids, and they do look so cute lol.

But seriously, how often / frequently do you feed your puffers ?

Appreciate feed back.

Coops

P.S I'm currently upgrading my Algea Scrubber from 2 X 12" sheets to 3 X 18" sheets, to try keep up with feeding once per day lol.

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Re: Feeding your Puffers ? (Frequency)

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:29 am

An active 6" fish should be fed every other day. Do they look fat?
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Re: Feeding your Puffers ? (Frequency)

Post by hadla » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:26 pm

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I feed all my fish and mantis shrimp every other day. My Ceylon is starting a fast cause she's too big XD
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Re: Feeding your Puffers ? (Frequency)

Post by Coops » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:27 am

When I got them they were WAY over weight, the porc was grossly over weight. They are now 'Healthy' looking but I was interested to see what others do in the way of catering for their larger Marine puffer friends.

They have eaten well since the day I got them and are both great additions with almost no aggression or 'naughty habits'. My Clown Trigger on the other hand... don't get me started!

Anyone had much luck feeding the puffs on crabs legs once in a while, trying to build up their 'crunchy diet'.

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