Dwarf Puffer Feeding

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Dwarf Puffer Feeding

Post by Hodgie » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Hi, I would like to know if I could feed ghost shrimp, feeder guppies, and snails to my dwarf puffer otherwise known as a pea puffer. If so how small or big do they have to be? Thanks

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Re: Dwarf Puffer Feeding

Post by pufferjw » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:01 pm

Guppies would probably have fins bitten but would not be eaten, since dwarf puffers are too small and do not eat fish anyway. Ghost shrimp are large and hard to catch as well, but if you could get a smaller variety such as cherries then that should work. For snails, I'd just go with the smallest ramshorns that you can find.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer Feeding

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:43 am

Frozen (thawed) blackworms are best.
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Re: Dwarf Puffer Feeding

Post by JayEmpty » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:47 pm

I have 4 pea puffers in a 20 gallon long tank. They don't care about ghost shrimps, even the small ones. They don't eat any kind of frozen whatever. Believe me, I've tried a lot. The snails, well, they just eat the meat and not the shell, even the crushed ones.

So I guess, every puffer tank is different. Just try what works for yours, coupled with the wisdom and knowledge of the advice given by those who have been here long before us.


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