New To The World of Pufferfish

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RENO
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New To The World of Pufferfish

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Hello All,
I am Reno and I've recently purchased (May 8th)a Fahaka Puffer and I LOVE IT!! I'm not sure how old but it's about 10in from head to tail. He does have tank mates: 2 peacock chiclids, 1 Tin Foil Barb, 3 Small silver dollars, 3 cory catfish, 2 Bala Sharks, 1 Rainbow shark, 1 convict, and a Ram. All are small except for the Barb he's about 3in.
The Cory catfish are always on his back like they are cleaning him. For a while he wouldn't eat anything but small snails. He denied crayfish, large snails, shrimp, clams on a half shell and worms. Monday he did eat 2 earthworms. Any idea on what else to try?
I'm excited to be here!!!
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Pufferpunk
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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
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Re: New To The World of Pufferfish

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Great-looking fish you have there! Sure doesn't look like it has missed any meals.
How large is his tank? Was it from a tank that housed tankmates with it?
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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!"
RENO
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Re: New To The World of Pufferfish

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UPDATE: Biggie aka Puff Daddy is eating everything I put in his tank.. (except clams) he will eat half shell clams...
To answer the questions about tank mates. I am not sure. However, I did discover he had a very bad fungus or Bacteria on his skin. He's clearing up nicely and roaming all over his 125 gal tank...
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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 32789
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: New To The World of Pufferfish

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So glad to hear he's doing well!
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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