Overfeeding Puffers

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Pufferpunk
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Re: Overfeeding Puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:47 pm

They come on live rock. Puffers love to hunt & munch on them!
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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Re: Overfeeding Puffers

Post by wombatcowboy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:00 am

Thank you very much this post was super helpful!

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Re: Overfeeding Puffers

Post by Megangi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:28 pm

Out of curiosity, what does every feed their puffers and how much?

I have a younger porcupine puffer. Maybe only two inches. And I feed him every other day and use frozen shrimp. Very small amounts. One piece of “human” shrimp lasts him for weeks. However, he does still seem to get very lazy after eating. Like when people way too much on thanksgiving. But this is no matter how small or big of a piece I give him?

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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
Location: Chicago
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Re: Overfeeding Puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:50 pm

Feed to a slightly rounded belly.
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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Re: Overfeeding Puffers

Post by clekchau » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:23 pm

I have a 15” mappa puffer. He shares the tank with 35 other fish , most are large. I feed him once a day. He is round but not obese.

Am I overfeeding?

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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
Location: Chicago
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Re: Overfeeding Puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 am

That's about 1/2 the estimated size this fish will achieve, so it's still growing. All your fish should have at least 1 fast day/week.

How big is this tank?
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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