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Old 04-02-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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Dog face puffer

I picked up a dog face puffer for my 180 gallon fowlr tank. What should i feed him to wear down his teeth?
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Oh here is a pic of him. He is adorable lol.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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I think most people with puffers put in clams on the half shell for them.
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Clams , mussels, shrimp with the shell on it, hermits ,crabs and snails . You can buy little neck clams and mussels from the supermarket for cheap.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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If i fed clams on half shell, wouldnt he just eat the flesh and not bother with the shell?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:29 AM   #7
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For a dog face I would just open the clam a little bit and let the fish do the rest.
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Im having trouble getting this guy to eat. Its been 4 days and hes only nipped at some freeze dried krill. Ive tried mysis, which i saw him happily eat at the lfs. I tried silversides, squid, scallops , and the regular falkes i feed the other fish and hes not interested. Hopefully he is still just settleing in to my tank.
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Also he nips at the rocks a lot, do they graze on algae?
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They will sometimes eat algae but they will also chew on the rocks sometimes. Puffers will take a little more time to settle in than other fish IME. I would also stay far away from feeding silverslides . They are way to fatty for a puffer.
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