One puff not enough, New Suvattii

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One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:41 pm

Well apparently one puff is not enough.... so a new Suvatti is on the way. lol
Just got my tracking number from Wet Spot and it will arrive tomorrow.

It will be housed in a 65B solo. Tank is filtered with an Aquaclear AC110, which is fully cycled since I rehomed the fish that were in it. The substrate is CaribSea River of Doubt sand.

So far this is what its starting out to be.
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Still working on the decor, have another bag of sand to add for a bit deeper sandbed and some Mopani and rocks.
Trying for more visual complexity like my 65B for my hairy puffer
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Will update with pics when I get it aquascaped and the little guy comes in and .
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by pufferjw » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:51 pm

That's awesome! I'd recommend adding some large rocks, it will like to hide among them. And 65 is a very large tank for a Suvatti, if you want to downgrade to a 30 and move something else in the 65 it would be fine.
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:32 pm

I agree--even a 15g works for these sedentary species.
You'll also want a 2-3" deep sand bed for burrowing.
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:59 pm

I am using the 65B because I have it, its paid for and I didnt need to buy anything. But I am tempted to get something since the $1 per gallon sale is going on at Petco again... lol. Wife would kill me if I bought another tank. I am running 3 at the moment (300g, 65B x2).

Eventually I want to make a multiple tank rack to hold both my 65B's on top and 40B's on the bottom. Maybe something I might work on over the winter?

@pufferjw, will look for some more rocks to add, thank you for the suggestion.
Was not sure on the sand depth but will add more, thanks for that info @Pufferpunk.

Pretty excited for this new guy. It was the first puffer I ever wanted but ended up with a hairy as my first puff since no arrowheads were available at the time. Probably for the better since my hairy puff is so friendly and outgoing.
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:50 pm

The little guy is here!

Floating in tank
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They ship the puffers in a container with holes inside the bag because they like to bite through the bags!
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:53 pm

In tank shots:

No tank light, just room light
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with tank lights
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My second bag of sand also came in so I was able to deepen the sandbed a little. Maybe not enough for an adult but enough for this little guy for now. I added some rocks, driftwood and more plastic plants too.
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by PYRU » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:52 pm

I hate DM! I really do...
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:05 pm

PYRU wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:52 pm
I hate DM! I really do...
Glad I could help! I know you have misssed your old Suvattii and been looking. Glad you got one too! Did you end up buying another tank at the $1 per gallon sale then?
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by PYRU » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:28 pm

I just bought my filter and heater for pickup this afternoon. I'm either going to use the 29 I just bought for darts or get a 20L. Then I have to fight my jag for the bigger river rocks. Its going to probably mirror the congo setup.

By the way if anyone's looking for something aqua imports has a nice selection of puffs. They have suvatti, golden, amazons, barbatus labeled as leirus, and some others. I know they have 1 barbatus out of 3 but I can't confirm the others.

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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Im thinking of either getting a 29 or 40B on the sale... I really do like the extra tank space of the 65B to aquascape but if the Suvatti are that inactive then I really may consider a smaller tank.
300 gallon H. Pearsei, P. Heterospilus, Bichirs: Ansorgii, Dabola endli (Tinkissi river), Faranah Guinea lap, sp. Koliba lap, Weeksii
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:03 pm

Had not thought about feeding the little guy, lol. My other puff eats krill and earthworms but is pretty tame at this point. This little guy might not be ready for dead so I might try earthworms or maybe run down to the beach and get a couple tiny shore crabs for him to hunt.
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by StinkyPete » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:44 pm

DMD123 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Im thinking of either getting a 29 or 40B on the sale... I really do like the extra tank space of the 65B to aquascape but if the Suvatti are that inactive then I really may consider a smaller tank.
My 2 thoughts.
The 40 breeder with a crossbrace from Seapora or Deep Blue (Aquarium Masters) is a lot better than a non braced 40 that is on sale.
Non braced 40s are great for cheap sumps that hold half the water.
Non braced bow out at the center/top.

Save the few bucks for a braced 40 breeder and make one side have the light and the other side filled with low light anubias plants.
I think the one side will have lots of pulling power for dirty water as the dark side still works as a plant filter, but also gives the puffer a chance to live in the dark side.

The tank is full of more plants today, as this is an old photo (below) of my 40 breeder.
Your looking at the light half.
The dark half is stocked with anubias as stated.


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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by PYRU » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:46 pm

DMD123 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Im thinking of either getting a 29 or 40B on the sale... I really do like the extra tank space of the 65B to aquascape but if the Suvatti are that inactive then I really may consider a smaller tank.
Imo I would of went 20L or 29. I would have for the hairy as well though. I just now bought a 20L for mine coming in. My old one I had in a 40b though.

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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:54 pm

The 65B's for me were already paid for and the way I got them were super cheap since one was free due to a mistake and the other was part of a reward from manufacturer. They are full open top but the tanks are made with 1/2 glass and have low iron fronts. So to buy another tank was really not necessary and the puffers will be happy with the tank space. I do think I might try my hand at something else and would consider something smaller for the Suvattii if it is as inactive as they are said to be. My hairy actually is pretty active in the 65B.
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Re: One puff not enough, New Suvattii

Post by PYRU » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:56 pm

DMD123 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Had not thought about feeding the little guy, lol. My other puff eats krill and earthworms but is pretty tame at this point. This little guy might not be ready for dead so I might try earthworms or maybe run down to the beach and get a couple tiny shore crabs for him to hunt.
It should eat earthworms once acclimated. I've had to resort to tieing a string around food and wiggling it around before though.

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