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Old 09-03-2009, 10:03 PM   #11
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Would it be cool if you could shrink yourself and have gills to be able to swim through your aquarium? Just a thought.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:08 AM   #12
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Hahaha, will dwarf puffers go brackish? I have success acclimating a spotted green like the one in my avatar. And not all puffers are mean and aggressive. It is said that the spotted green are most aggressive, then the figure 8 puffers. But thats just freshwater, however, figure 8 are found wild in full marine areas around Australia.

I've gotten so attached to mine, what he is now is soooo different from when I got him. Hes always moving its fins checking up on neighbors when they go missing for too long.

And best thing is...he swims right at me or my hand when ever he sees movement. =) Puffers are so curious in general. My fav fish ever!
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Hahaha, will dwarf puffers go brackish? I have success acclimating a spotted green like the one in my avatar. And not all puffers are mean and aggressive. It is said that the spotted green are most aggressive, then the figure 8 puffers. But thats just freshwater, however, figure 8 are found wild in full marine areas around Australia.

I've gotten so attached to mine, what he is now is soooo different from when I got him. Hes always moving its fins checking up on neighbors when they go missing for too long.

And best thing is...he swims right at me or my hand when ever he sees movement. =) Puffers are so curious in general. My fav fish ever!
Dwarf will go brackish...but like the bees it isn't the best for them. I am striking a compromise. Not going to go all the way brackish I decided. Either way will shorten the lifespan of the other. However, even though this sounds a bit cruel...bumble bee gobies have an estimate lifespan of about 2 years while dwarf puffers have one of about 6 years. I feel it would be cruel to make a long lives animal suffer its whole long life. So I am choosing to foster the puffers over the bees a bit. The puffers will be fine with some salt in the water and not be harmed by it while the bees will benefit from it.

I agree that puffers will win your heart. They are also one of my favourite fish. If only I could get them to be a bit easier to feed. O.o...they are picky little guys all except for the snail snacks hehehe
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Puffers I find love meaty foods, frozen or live will do. Pellets they wont like but will eat if starved, and flake foods they will spit back out.

Then again, some odd puffers will have different taste buds, they have been reported to have been killed by an anemone while going after a flake food.
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