Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-27-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to minnierdz
I lost a porcupine puffer :(

I just started my saltwater tank recently and I had all the water tested to make sure i could make fish additions. Over the weekend my roommate and I caught a blowfish and a pufferfish. the blowfish was tiny, about an inch long and the puffer was about an inch and a half. They seemed to settle into the tank well but this morning when i went to check on them i couldn't find the blowfish. It had gotten sucked into the canister filter tube thingy. I was pretty upset since the fish was very lively and cute and well, we were wondering what could we do to prevent this from happening. also if anyone knew where we could probably buy one in the central tx or dallas area. The petshops we've gone to don't have the blowfish or purcupine puffers (are they the same thing?)
__________________

__________________
minnierdz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
Sorry for your loss. Try covering your intake with a sponge. You should be able to find one at the LFS. I use them on the filter intake as well as the PH's to keep my anemone from getting sucked up. HTH
__________________

__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2004, 05:50 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to minnierdz
thanks..we'll definately be shopping for a spone to cover both those things!
__________________
minnierdz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2004, 12:17 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 471
It's impossible to say, but it may have been dead already then sucked in...sorry to hear...

If you get a thin sponge a little larger then your opening, you can just use a rubber band or nylon tie strap to secure it to the hose.
__________________
hey half the fun is dreaming it up!
srgetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2004, 01:47 AM   #5
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
you say you caught it. do you mean you actually caught it in the ocean or is that some kind of metaphor?

i live close to the ocean and if i can catch fish like that, the hell with the LFS.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to minnierdz
well to answer the first person-yes it may have been dead but it seemed fine when we put it in, it was swimming around, checkin its surroundings and stuff. To answer you $imple, yeah we caught it, as with a net about an hour from corpus, it was in shallow water. but i doubt i can catch the other fish i want, unless i move to hawaii. http://store1.yimg.com/I/marinedepotlive_1804_13238841 is a link to what it kinda looked like. except it was rounder..maybe cause it was younger? but the same lines on it.
__________________
minnierdz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2004, 03:12 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
revhtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rossville. Ga
Posts: 4,500
Sorry to hear of your loss.
__________________
Remember to Keep Christ First!
revhtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 12:35 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 971
Did you acclimate the fish?
HoopsGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 04:17 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to minnierdz
yes i did acclimate the fish. The other puffer i added did fine. I really think the filter's suction was too strong for it. they liked (like) hanging around there. we've since placed a sponge on there to prevent it from happening again.
__________________
minnierdz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2004, 05:37 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 499
You said the tank was new... how new... many newbies (such as myself) mistake good levels for a properly cycled tank. This is often not the case.
__________________

__________________
MattP725 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
porcupine, puffer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Porcupine puffer Generalx5 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 09-21-2009 08:45 PM
porcupine puffer dramsfan Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 08-21-2006 11:20 AM
Porcupine Puffer h8z2luze Archive 0 02-08-2006 06:30 AM
porcupine puffer sillyfishy Archive 0 03-03-2005 08:43 PM
Why shouldn't I get a Porcupine puffer? rdefino Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 10-18-2004 11:00 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.