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Old 03-17-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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why do puffers puff?

I have two puffers and have noticed them puffing up lately. nothing new has happened . maybe they have been doing this all along and I just now noticed them.
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Normally puffing is a result of being stressed. Its used as a defensive posture. You say puffers but I only see one listed in your signature. Has your stock list changed? Is there anyone in the tank picking on the puffers? What type of puffers do you have?
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Usually you dont house puffers together. They might be aggressive towards each other. That could be the reason of the puffing.
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