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Small Fry with Ketchup
Talk to me people, what do you know about them. Tank size, eating habits, personality?
Saw some for $40 in the shops today, puffers always steal my heart, thought FW would be easier than going to the dark side.
|Posted 30-May-2010 05:11|
There are many diff puffers the bigger ones can grow to 2ft and the smallest barely a inch..... so if u dont know what type cant say much about them other than most are preatty aggressive and and big fin nippers and need snails or crayfish everyonce and awhile....
|Posted 31-May-2010 04:19|
hi bable i forgot to thank you for the help you gave me with my tank last year ok but down to ur topic puffers are agresive fish and have beak like teeth that are constantly growing and MUST have some kind of snail or invertabe to munch on to grind them down its nearly impsibel to breed them in home aquariums but most (b/c im not sure the species) require brackish water just saying you might have to go halfers and will get along with others of the same species fine when their young but will turn when they get older but, i feed mine live food like shrim and stuff im not even sure there is a prepeared food for puffers havent looked hope i helped
>>>>>>a learning experience as an aquarist can be fun but you must be ready to take and obey advice and criticism but most of all be patient<<<<<<<
|Posted 03-Jun-2010 00:24|
As far as freshwater puffers go there really isn't such a thing. "FW" pufers are actually brackish water fish, and I have even heard of people slowly weaning them on to saltwater as they get older. I have heard that it's necessary, but I'm not 100% sure it is.
Also, they are not as innocent as they look, as I'm sure you know being a puffer lover They will even go so far as to destroy each other's fins.
They eat a lot, and as everyone is saying, they need their beak filed down with hard shelled inverts.
I'm not sure what kind of puffers you were looking at, but $40.00 seems WAYYYY overpriced for most puffers, especially FW ones. Usually they go for about $8.00 a piece. Then again, maybe the prices in your area are different?
The only thing I have seen them successfully kept with are catfish, and that's only because most puffers are midlevel swimmers, and most cats swim along the bottom.
I hope this helps, and if you have any more questions, you know where to post!
|Posted 16-Oct-2010 03:11|
As far as freshwater puffers go there really isn't such a thing. "FW" pufers are actually brackish water fish, and I have even heard of people slowly weaning them on to saltwater as they get older.
If you ignore the handful, such as the Brazilian puffer "Colomesus asellus" iirc that actually are freshwater and only tolerate light brackish.
|Posted 23-Oct-2010 12:49|
Here is a link for dwarf puffers I found in my search to learn more about them. http://www.dwarfpuffers.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=17&sid=f5ef7d20aec6f9fa9215205797f31642 I hope the link works
|Posted 23-Oct-2010 18:08|
Small Fry with Ketchup
Thanks Ira and zeke,
ya that link worked. Might give it a thought again later, they do seem somewhat on the high care end of the spectrum, plus the various shops seem to think it's ok for their stock to be mistreated so I'm not so keen on buying from them.
I need to go back diving on flinders reef, there are some great SW ones that hang out there .
|Posted 23-Oct-2010 21:33|
|Posted 25-Oct-2010 16:11|
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