The savage

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The savage

Post by PYRU » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:41 am

This little puff is one tough customer. I was trying to clean the glass and add some decor. It bit the every piece of driftwood, the scraper, wc hose, & tries me everytime I get my hand close. As you can see I couldn't get the glass done due to hazardous conditions. On another note its off the hunger strike.
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Re: The savage

Post by DMD123 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 am

Puffers are just so bold, love that about them. Mine never hide during any tank maintenance. But mine never have bit me or tried to.... yet

Glad to hear the Congo is eating again.
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Re: The savage

Post by DDR2 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:56 am

🐡+👋=😭

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Re: The savage

Post by PYRU » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:04 pm

DMD123 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 am
Puffers are just so bold, love that about them. Mine never hide during any tank maintenance. But mine never have bit me or tried to.... yet

Glad to hear the Congo is eating again.
Wellll....meanwhile in suvatti land
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Re: The savage

Post by NJD » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm

Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer?

I'm extra cautious, i don't put my hands actually in the tanks other than my schoutedeni tank but they're only 2-3 cm at the moment!

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Re: The savage

Post by NJD » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:55 pm

PS nice suvatti! my Suvatti is one of my fave puffers now, but then i say that about all of my puffer fish!!

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Re: The savage

Post by PYRU » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:15 pm

NJD wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer?

I'm extra cautious, i don't put my hands actually in the tanks other than my schoutedeni tank but they're only 2-3 cm at the moment!
Yes my old full grown suvatti. Snuck up on me and took a v out of my finger tip. It wasn't a fun experience.

I'm extra careful around the bigger puffs and shell crushers. I'll wear a protective glove if doing prolonged work

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Re: The savage

Post by NJD » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 pm

ouch! did it leave a scar? did it hang on or just a quick bite and let go?

I best get myself some thick gloves!

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Re: The savage

Post by DMD123 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:07 pm

NJD wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer?
Here is a fun one... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33934
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Re: The savage

Post by pufferjw » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:37 pm

NJD wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer?

I'm extra cautious, i don't put my hands actually in the tanks other than my schoutedeni tank but they're only 2-3 cm at the moment!
Schoutedeni are harmless. I've been bitten by my congo who took a small bit of my finger, needed a few stitches but not too bad.
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Re: The savage

Post by pufferjw » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:38 pm

DMD123 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:07 pm
NJD wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer?
Here is a fun one... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33934
Yeah mine was similar.
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Re: The savage

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:30 pm

I had a 2" red murius that bit my husband.
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: The savage

Post by PYRU » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:42 pm

NJD wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 pm
ouch! did it leave a scar? did it hang on or just a quick bite and let go?

I best get myself some thick gloves!

Its not bad. Looks like my scar from a pocket knife related incident.

It came up hit the tip, shook, and swam off.

My current jaguar cichlid is roughly 15" with a mouth full of sharp pointy teeth. One day I reaching over with the top off. It leaped and it the side of my wrist hung on for a second then splashed water in my face. Then puffer was way worse at 6ish inches imo.

I used gloves and was very cautious with the shell crushers.

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Re: The savage

Post by DDR2 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:32 am

NJD wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Has anybody on here ever actually been bitten by a puffer?

I'm extra cautious, i don't put my hands actually in the tanks other than my schoutedeni tank but they're only 2-3 cm at the moment!
I've been bitten several times by GSP's. They were only 1 1/2"-2", but it felt like being stung by wasps. And they drew blood. I was cleaning their glass in the LFS I worked in at the time and one kept getting bolder and bolder until it finally just took a bite. Once that happened the other 5 decided to join in the fun. Swatting at them did nothing. When I was younger I kept snakeheads and wolf fish. Up till then those were the only fish aggressive enough and in possession of serious enough dentition for me to wary of. That experience and a friend being bitten by a dogface puffer make me very wary around my Abei.

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