I finally got my dwarf puffers!

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I finally got my dwarf puffers!

Post by DDR2 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:30 pm

I ordered 10 dps last week from my lfs and they just came in yesterday! Of course they were tiny and very skinny. They are currently in quarantine being dewormed and feasting on snails and live blackworms, along with other microfauna living in the algae and susswassertang. Currently, there's no real aggression going on other than occasional fin flaring, usually when two go after the same worm! They will be going into a heavily scaped and planted 35g hex. The goal is to get one male and 5-6 females with the extras going to a good friend with a fish room (I got him into the hobby by selling him one of my tanks during a move; now his basement is filling up😁) who has been wanting some himself.
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Re: I finally got my dwarf puffers!

Post by DDR2 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:51 pm

A shot of the whole tank. A rare gem from Craigslist. O'Dell tank with custom oak stand, canopy,and built in w/d filter for $50! All the driftwood and river stones were locally collected. After adding the cost of substrate, an Eheim pump, and Jaeger heater, I'm in it for another $115. Then I bought a Kessil...
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Re: I finally got my dwarf puffers!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:33 am

Fantastic!
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Re: I finally got my dwarf puffers!

Post by DDR2 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:23 am

Update: Unfortunately one pea has passed. There were two that were extremely tiny, skinny,and lethargic on arrival and one of those two did not make it through the second round of deworming.😟The other one is still not as active as the other 8, but I'm holding out hope, as he seems to have perked up a bit. One of the bunch seems to be a little smarter than the average Boo-Boo Bear. The feeding cone is situated close to the bottom. This one has figured out that he can just swim over the top and hang out inside of it for several minutes at a time and feast on the blackworms to his little hearts content!😂

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