Dogface Puffer biting LR & Problem with Wrasse
I have a 2yr old Dogface Puffer. Today I watched him diving into the liverock, biting it, over and over and over. I have never witnessed him doing this before and wondered if anyone can explain this behavior. It made me wonder if he is trying to trim down his beak? I read something somewhere about puffers needing their beak trimmed but never found out more, can anyone explain?
He has been alone in the tank for the past 6wks (after his buddies, a panther grouper and a lionfish died). I got him some new tankmates a few days ago, a Lunar Wrasse and a Miniatus Grouper. (pics just uploaded to my gallery). The Wrasse has been picking on my puffer, every time the puffer tries to go poo, the Wrasse zooms in and bites him right in the anal opening trying to grab the poo. My puffer has been hiding under the slab with his tail curled around and his butt in the corner for 3 days cause every time he comes out the Wrasse goes for his butt. Any suggestions? I am going to have to take the Wrasse back if not, cause I won't let my poor puffer get picked on this way.
: 5 black skirt tetras, 7 bleeding heart tetras, 1 black phantom tetras, 1 golden guarami, 5 Mollies, 1 dwarf guarami, 1 glassfish, 6 albino barbs, 5 tiger barbs, 1 black ruby barb, 1 rubber lipped pleco, 1 Synodontis Lace Cat
: Dogface Puffer, Lunar Wrasse, Miniatus Grouper, Blue Jaw Trigger