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Old 08-22-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Put a small puffer in yesterday and all he has done is hide is this normal ??
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I only do FW, not SW, however, I have to think that even SW species require time to adjust to their new environment. How did you acclimate him and what else is in the tank?
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Everything was done by the book he was brought from local shop but all other fish have been ok he just seems to have disappeared not sure if this is common with puffers I do have a lot of rock to hide in thanks for your reply
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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Other fish are
1 regal tang
1 yellow tang
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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Put a small puffer in yesterday and all he has done is hide is this normal ??
Perfectly normal for all fish to hide when introduced ..give him a couple days ,and make sure he's not getting pushed around ..You have an aggressive bunch,but the puffer in time will fit right in..,and you can say bye-bye to your star and hermits
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He's only small about an inch and have tank split in two so should be fine
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #7
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He's only small about an inch and have tank split in two so should be fine
Oh, OK...just curious ,how big is your tank ?
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7ft he has just shown his face for 5 mins and back in hiding so not so worried cheers
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Give him time. He`ll come out.
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It took my puff 2-3 weeks before it would come out from constant hiding. Now it explores my tank when I'm around the room.
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