New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

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New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Post by ctennessen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:42 pm

My name is Colin. I brought home my fugu Orange Saddle around the 16th of August. He is alone in a 40 breeder with a salinity of about 1.008. Spiderwood and a few rocks on a sand substrate. He seems healthy and happy. Eats frozen blood worms and frozen shrimp scraps from my work without a problem.

My first experience with puffers was in January of this year. It was a green spotted puffer that I bought from a chain store that was a complete disaster. I hadn't even cycled the tank. His fins were a mess from being transported with 20 others. He didn't make it more than a few days. Since that mistake I took the time to learn and read and research and I finally felt ready to bring one home for good.

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Re: New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 pm

You have just purchased the MOST DIFFICULT puffer to keep alive. Even the most expert pufferkeepers have issues keeping these in captivity for more than 2 years, before their health fails. What has been discovered is these are saltwater fish that need cool temps:
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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