New Puffer! Please help

The forum for puffers that either live or start in brackish biotopes: GSPs, F8s, Ceylons & more.
Post Reply
Cole613
Puffer Fry
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Location (country): 70471

New Puffer! Please help

Post by Cole613 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:13 pm

Got my little green leopard puffer fish today.

Pet store told me the below and I really make sure I do this right for my daughter she is just in love with it! (Already named it Fluffy lol)

5 gallon tank would suffice?
3/8 cup salt?
To feed it frozen blood worms daily?


Thank for the advice and help!

User avatar
Pufferpunk
Queen Admin
Posts: 30680
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 Puffer! Please help

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:21 am

[welcome]
My 1st question to you would be, how did you cycle this tank? It sounds to me you are way ahead of yourself, if you purchased the fish & tank at the same time & are asking questions after. :(

library/puffers-in-focus/an-introductio ... d-puffers/
library/water-filtration/fishless-cycling/

My suggestion to you would be to return the fish & do some research. A 5g is only large enough for a single DWARF puffer, not a GSP.
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!"

Cole613
Puffer Fry
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Location (country): 70471

Re: New Puffer! Please help

Post by Cole613 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:08 am

Tank was set up for 10 days before I got my fish.

User avatar
eieio
Mbu Puffer
Posts: 1000
Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:34 am
My Puffers: *
The Congo Puffer:
"olivia"
and.......
The DP:
"cream puff"
RIP cream puff :-(
Location (country): U.S.A.
Location: Prescott, Arizona

Re: New Puffer! Please help

Post by eieio » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:18 pm

............again & again :roll: .
"I plan ahead. That way, I don't have to do anything right now!"

User avatar
Pufferpunk
Queen Admin
Posts: 30680
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 Puffer! Please help

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:43 am

Cole613 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:08 am
Tank was set up for 10 days before I got my fish.
Setting up & running an empty tank (no matter how long) with no cycling process is asking for trouble. Please the links I provided you.
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!"

Post Reply