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Old 01-12-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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puffer question

I have a porcupine puffer and i was wonderin if they tend to eat peppermint or cleaner shrimp. my puffer is only like 3 inches and doesnt show any sign of aggression toward my other tang and clown, but i am missing my peppermint shrimp, could it have dissovled and been eaten by my hermits or maybe the puffer changes attitude when the light goes out????

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Most likely your puffer ate the peppermint shrimp. No inverts are really safe with them.

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Old 01-12-2004, 09:11 AM   #3
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I tried to add some hermits with my old dog puffer and he had been in my tank 7 years with no inverts. Once I added the hermits, he was always watching them. He would pick them up on occasion. I removed them before he could eat them.

I did have 1 olive snail and 1 turbo snail last about 6 months. I moved them when I set up my other tank.
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It is possible the puffer ate it, they actively hunt at night after the lights go out.
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