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Old 02-02-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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Why won't my porcupine puffer even try other foods?

I've had the puffer 3 weeks or so and he will only eat krill. He wouldn't eat the first 3-4 days then I got him to eat some krill. I fed him krill the next few days and have been trying to feed him silversides, clams, squid but he won't even try them. He chewed on a silverside once then spit it out but he won't even try the squid and clam meat. I have been letting him get a little hungry hoping he will eat these other foods but I don't want to starve him. Any ideas what his problem is? BTW, I tried adding some garlic and that didn't help.

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Old 02-02-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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I had 2 different puffers over the years and mine always ate large pellets. Frozen and freeze dried krill were his favorite though.

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Ours ate frozen cockels, without the shells. That is what we feed our anemone, too
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