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Old 06-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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Trimming my puffers teeth

My poor baby dogface puffer has horribly outgrown teeth.. I shouldnt of let it get this bad.. Unfortunatly i have no other options but to trim them myself. He doesnt nip on my live rock, or bother the snails.. Ive had him for almost a year now.

I usually would find the answers i need on "The puffer forum" but it looks like the site is no more.

I remember them saying to use clove oil to sedate him and then i would be able to trim his teeth with a nail clippers. But i know some clove oils have different ingredience and i want to get the right stuff. And i need to know how many drops per cup..
i hope someone can help because its so hard for him to eat =(

Thank you so much
elise


edit: By the way, im really nervous about doing this with out clove oil.. Hes puffed up with air before and it was very scary cuz i couldnt get it all out at first.. I know i need to toughin up but ugh! hehe its hard.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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They like to crunch on coral skeletons. This will in turn shave his teeth.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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Wet Web Media has an article on trimming puffer teeth.
The pufferforum has moved to http//www.thepufferforum.org/

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