Feeding a blue spotted puffer

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Neptune 555
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Feeding a blue spotted puffer

Post by Neptune 555 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:43 am

My blue spotted puffer is not doing great... I have had him for 8 months... and at times he has definitely been thicker then he is now... I feed clams / mussels / frozen food / flake food. In my 75 gallon I have a flame angel / blue hippo tang / yellow tang / hali wrasse. I think they are out competing him for food? any suggestions?
* I offer up two sides of the clam and place them apart from each other trying to give the puffer his own space to eat... At the same time I add in nori to help distract the blue tang. BUT the blue tang seems to intimidate the puffer and he retreats to the corner?



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Re: Feeding a blue spotted puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:02 pm

Separate 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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