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Old 12-08-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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lazy or lonley puffer??

I got a porcupine puffer about three weeks ago and all he does is swim next to the heater. He comes out to eat and then goes right back to his spot. Once I saw him in the live rock after he ate but maybe he was to heavy to swim back up to the top. He was in with three other puffers swimming all around when I bought him. Is this normal or does he need a friend? He looks so sad in the corner all alone.
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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Ours sat on top of the powerhead all day and on top of a rock all night. He had a trigger in with him and only moved around long enough to eat. They seem to be very over rated to me. I guess they are just bored. I do think it's natural though. Maybe someone else will have a different experience.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:00 PM   #3
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All the porcupines at my lfs look like they are stuck to the powerheads. They seem bored compared to the others. The dog face and the stars and stripes seem to be interesting as they always follow you and will spit water at you.
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:58 AM   #4
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My PP was very shy the fist week or so not moving around much and sticking in one corner. Its been about a month and he swims everywhere. i have to look around when i come home to see what new spot he wedged himself into.... He also spits water like the df puffer and follows me around when i walk by. Hopefully you got a PP as cool as mine, cause he is my favorite in the tank
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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Would it be a bad idea to get another one? I wouldn't mind having two.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:16 PM   #6
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I think you would be pushing it if you have all the fish listed in you profile.
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