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New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:42 pm
by ctennessen
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.

Re: New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 pm
by Pufferpunk
[welcome]
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:
library/puffers-in-focus/takifuguocellatus/

Re: New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:49 am
by acerimmer
hi, i had 1 of these. their a lovely puffer, but yes they are hard to keep. i had mine for nearly 2 years but died due to white spot. totaly gutted as i cant find anyomre for sale locally. my temp was about 24 and 1.024 and doing great untell then. make sure u have sand as they like to burrow in it lol

Re: New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:08 am
by Pufferpunk

Re: New Orange Saddle Puffer owner!

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:39 am
by NJD
acerimmer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:49 am
hi, i had 1 of these. their a lovely puffer, but yes they are hard to keep. i had mine for nearly 2 years but died due to white spot. totaly gutted as i cant find anyomre for sale locally. my temp was about 24 and 1.024 and doing great untell then. make sure u have sand as they like to burrow in it lol
The water zoo in peterborough currently have one if you still want one - not too far