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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by RTR » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:38 am

Sorry to disagree w/PP, but +1 to bertie's comments. Live brine is close to nutritional zero, but are great appetite stimulants if co-fed with new/unfamiliar food. Thawed frozen brine is even poorer nutritionally, as shell rupture leeks out what minor nutriets are there. It is possible to home-feed live brine shimp, but it is rarely time/cost effective. Remember that FW puffers do not drink water, so they get no dissolved nutrients or meds.

Ghost shrimp, as with any purchased live food, should be QT'd and gut-loaded prior to feeding, as per berties's comments. If QT's and well-ferd, they are excellent food for puffers. I have used them as a significant part of FW lurker puffers's diets (30-50%),along with live snails for the other half of their diet. The more active puffers (hunter-predators) seem to enjoy hunting them down. For those the ghost shrimp are treats more than staples in my tanks.

IME, ghost shrimp do not have enough crunch for puffers w/fast-growing incisor plates -such as SAPs. They are purely a treat food for them. Their basic diet is home-cultured ramshorn and common pond snails. Those are 95% or more of the SAPs diet for me Both of those snails are used for SAP diets.

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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by Terrance » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:00 am

If live rocks are not wanted, then rinse some chaeto or macro algae from another hobbyist in your display tank. Also borrrow a piece of live rocks from an eatablished tank that you trust. Both method help my zooplankton population explode in my reef with only cycled base rocks.
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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by El Scorpio » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Camille does the same thing sometimes. Do I still have that picture of her sleeping on her veggie clip somewhere...??

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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by G S P Freak » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:18 pm

These? They're hilarious lol.
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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by supgirl » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:04 pm

G S P Freak wrote:These? They're hilarious lol.
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I LOVE it!!! She is a Beauty. These Puffs are so much fun and when the come to the front of the glass with their big eyes... It just makes you feel so good. Unfortunately my Kitties are getting pretty jealous.

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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by bertie 83 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:33 am

She is adorable
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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by mrss » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:05 pm

What kind of puffer do you have? Such a beauty!

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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by El Scorpio » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:07 pm

Camille has been gone for about two years now, unfortunately, but she was a blue spotted puffer; Canthigaster Solandri.
mrss wrote:What kind of puffer do you have? Such a beauty!

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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:25 pm

This thread is from 2013!
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: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by hadla » Sun May 07, 2017 6:17 am

Rotfl, just had to see the pics of Camille! The puff equivalent of if it fits, I sits! XD
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Re: Crazy Valentini Puff "Bloat" Sleeping!

Post by LadyHawk » Mon May 08, 2017 10:52 am

Hahahaha!! My Congo will start off sleeping on the plants horizontally, and then slide off during the night. He frequently ends up sleeping completely vertical. The first time it happened I freaked out - then I just realized he's just a derp!

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