Mappa puffer food choice

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Mappa puffer food choice

Post by Daj0424 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:53 am

Hi all, glad to be a member here to learn more about puffer care. I purchased a 2" golden mappa puffer for my 120g Fowlr tank that I have had for 15+ years. This is not my first mappa as my last one over 3 years outgrew my 90 g. However, the golden mappa I have now is not an agressive eater like I am used too. It barely goes after the frozen brine, mysis, and reef frenzy frozen food I offer. Same for 3 different kinds of pellets offered, and freeze dried mysis and krill. The only food I have seen that will get it excited about is seaweed. Is that normal. He has been in my display tank for 1 week and in qt for a week prior. He has been like this from day one. In the display I have a trigger, tusk, hawk and damsel that go crazy when food is presented so I need my new addition to keep pace. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Mappa puffer food choice

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:08 am

You're going to need a MUCH larger tank to house an adult Mappa. What are your plans for upgrading? Minimum tank size is 250g (& that's without tank mates).

Go with foods you can get from the produce dept of your grocery store. Make sure they are RAW & nothing added (like preservatives). Freeze & then thaw in vitamin-water (Vita-Chem works well).

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