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aquaalic
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First time puffer owner

Post by aquaalic »

Hi all, I've been keeping freshwater community tanks for over a decade, but just ordered a trio of dwarf puffers for an established, cycled, dirt planted 15 gallon tank. I've got plenty of pond (bladder) snails in my community planted tank, frozen bloodworms & frozen brine shrimp to offer them. Tank set for ~75 F, neutral pH. It's a jungle of rotala, I have to trim back frequently. Any advice on how to acclimate when they arrive? Being shipped UPS overnight soon.
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Pufferpunk
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Re: First time puffer owner

Post by Pufferpunk »

Welcome!
Same as any other fish, float bag, open bag, add 1/2 cup water every 10 minutes 3x & pour thru a net to add the fish to the tank.
They're shoaling species--best in groups of 6 or more.
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waterpuppy
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Re: First time puffer owner

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Curious as to the net part. I've read and been told not to net puffs as during transition they can suck in air. I don't have experience with dwarf puffers though. Are they different?
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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 32460
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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:

Re: First time puffer owner

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All puffers are the same in that respect.
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!"
The Fish Lady
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Re: First time puffer owner

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Just saying hi and it's nice to meet you!😃
I found reading your message and I'm interested in how to acclimate our new Fahaka pufferfish and I'll be doing this then, very interesting. We want his transfer to be perfect, of course.
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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 32460
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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:

Re: First time puffer owner

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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!"
The Fish Lady
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Re: First time puffer owner

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Just saying hi to you!😃
It's sooo exciting!
Kennyk
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Re: First time puffer owner

Post by Kennyk »

Hello this is Ken from Bangkok Thailand!
So excited to join! Right now having 1 mbu puffer for about 2 months now :D
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