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Pufferpunk
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C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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Sad News...

Post by Pufferpunk »

Lost my old murius this week. I got him from a nice, Polish fellow back in Chicago. Is he still on here? I actually brought this fish on my 2-day drive down here to SC. He was a great fish! My turgidus is following him soon. Stopped eating. I got him from a fellow near the beach, I believe he lived near Charlotte.
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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Post by eieio »

sorry to hear this Pp
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Pufferpunk
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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Post by Pufferpunk »

It's OK, both lived long lives--over 10 years.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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pufferjw
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Post by pufferjw »

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:35 pm
It's OK, both lived long lives--over 10 years.
WOW that's really impressive. Still really sad though...
220 Gallon - 1 Super White Leopoldi Stingray
55 Gallon Planted - No Fish
29 Gallon Planted - 1 Duboisi Puffer
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Post by lilacamy931 »

So sorry to hear this :( They had a great long time with you though - just sad when they do move on

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Post by Inka »

Sorry to hear as well. Swim in peace, little tato.

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Post by DMD123 »

Sorry to hear that.

Any plans to replace with another puff?
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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Post by Pufferpunk »

Filbert was great with tank mates. I can't take the chance that another one would be & risk all my other fish. I have been trying to clear out my 120g for one but no takers for big SA fish around here.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Sad News...

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Pufferpunk wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Filbert was great with tank mates. I can't take the chance that another one would be & risk all my other fish. I have been trying to clear out my 120g for one but no takers for big SA fish around here.
I have a house on Kiawah Island, which isn't too far from you. I have an empty 220 gallon there, I may decide to start it up. What fish are you trying to relocate?
220 Gallon - 1 Super White Leopoldi Stingray
55 Gallon Planted - No Fish
29 Gallon Planted - 1 Duboisi Puffer
29 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Post by Pufferpunk »

I have a pair of adult Crenicichla lenticulata & also a large Pinecone pleco, I'm looking to sell. I would absolutely love for them to have a bigger tank to swim in!
I'd be happy to email you photos/vids of them.

Paid $85 each for the cichlids when they were 3 in long, I'm asking $150 for the both. I paid $450 for the pleco at 3 in long, I'm asking $400 for him. He's an absolutely gorgeous fish!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Post by astrid37 »

Very sorry to hear of Filbert's passing and also that your turgidus is not doing well. It's so hard to lose them individually, and when it happens close together, it's double the heartbreak. I'm sure they count themselves lucky to have ended up with you taking care of them and have the very best homes.

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Post by Pufferpunk »

I also lost my old murius last month. The turgidus has stopped eating. :(
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Sad News...

Post by pufferjw »

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:05 am
I have a pair of adult Crenicichla lenticulata & also a large Pinecone pleco, I'm looking to sell. I would absolutely love for them to have a bigger tank to swim in!
I'd be happy to email you photos/vids of them.

Paid $85 each for the cichlids when they were 3 in long, I'm asking $150 for the both. I paid $450 for the pleco at 3 in long, I'm asking $400 for him. He's an absolutely gorgeous fish!
Potentially, I'd have to get the tank going again before I would.
220 Gallon - 1 Super White Leopoldi Stingray
55 Gallon Planted - No Fish
29 Gallon Planted - 1 Duboisi Puffer
29 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer

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Post by astrid37 »

I'm so sorry, Pufferpunk, that's so sad. :( Thinking of you as you go through this.

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

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Post by Pufferpunk »

pufferjw, I'm not in a huge hurry but would like to get the puffer shipped to me before winter is here. The cichlids are fun to watch banter with each other & the pleco is a hoot, with all the interesting positions he poses! He's a real chub, too.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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