GSP digestion

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GSP digestion

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:53 pm

Hello everyone,

I was doing the usual feed of Malaysian Trumpet Snails to my Green Spotted Puffer a few minutes ago and I always gently crush the shell of the MTS since the puffer(BumbleBee) is still very small(1.9ish inches). Today, I saw him eat the entire operculum of an MTS, should I be concerned about this? The operculum looks too big for him to poop out, so will he digest it or regurgitate it?

Thanks!

PH: 7.9 ammonia:0, Nitrites 0, Nitrates 15ppm(water change yesterday.)
Salinity: 1.016
tank size: 32.5 gallon Fluval Flex.
tank mates: none yet, but maybe mollies soon.
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

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Re: GSP digestion

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 pm

It is highly recommended NOT to feed MTS to your puffer. Keep an eye on him.
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Re: GSP digestion

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:06 pm

Just as a question, why is it bad to feed crushed up Malaysian Trumpet snails? I mean everywhere I go, people seem to recommend MTS's. Thanks for the reply!
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

Remember Water changes, Water changes, Water changes.

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31093
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
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Re: GSP digestion

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 pm

I highly suggest against it. they are extremely hard & could damage your puffer's insides.
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: GSP digestion

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:22 pm

Ok, thanks, I will look into getting rams horns instead.
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

Remember Water changes, Water changes, Water changes.

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