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Old 10-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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horned puffer not eating

I just picked up a horned puffer fish yesterday. When the guy atty the lfs fed them so I could see him eat, none of the other fish would let him get anything...so I knew it was iffy but wanted to give him a chance to have a good life. My question is what is the normal behavior puffers exhibit when newly added to a tank? When should I expect him to eat, if he will at all? What kind of live snails or shrimp would be best to offer him if he won't take frozen?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry to much if it takes 2 days for the puffer to eat . I would get a clam from the supermarket open it up and put it in the tank . Puffers love clams .
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks I will try that. Think I should grab some snails while i'm at the fish store too?
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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It won't hurt. I keep a steady supply or hermits and snails in the tank for my puffer to eat as he pleases.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
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Cool spiny box puffer. How big is he?

he probably wont starve to death any time soon.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
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He's only about two inches long. I'm happy to say he ate everything I threw at him today. From flake food to snails. SO relieved! I had to crack the snail open for him...kinda messy so hopefully he'll be able to do it once hr
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He grows up*
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