My new Hairy Puffer

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HumblePanda
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My new Hairy Puffer

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Just got our new hairy puffer, he was a little shy for the first day but know comes out and is pretty active compared to what I usually read about. My question now is food. The lfs that I got him from was able to have him pellet trained, my only concern is his teeth. Do they continually grow like mbu’s? And if so what would you recommend as a food the help trim them down? Thanks for you help.
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I am totally shocked the LFS got it to eat pellets!
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Re: My new Hairy Puffer

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Thanks for the read. From what I was reading I was a little skeptical too but, a bought a bag of hikari food sticks to try and sure enough he came right up to the top and the tank and was eating them one by one as I was giving it to him.
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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 32499
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
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Re: My new Hairy Puffer

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I wouldn't be too concerned about his teeth then, pellets/sticks are pretty crunchy. His diet does need to be varied though.
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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