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Old 10-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #51
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From experience freshwater dwarf puffers are very hardy fish the will hold ip to any hardness and just need to be acclimated"drip method" for a longer then usual method and IMO fresh is easier then salt. You van still use that 10 gal have 2-3 1 male though. And keep it planted or well decorated to avoid aggression
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What is drip method? And I was just planning to get one dp, to avoid aggression totally!
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What is drip method? And I was just planning to get one dp, to avoid aggression totally!
Okay I read on the drip method, interesting!
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Okay I read on the drip method, interesting!
Just put him in a container or leave him in the bag remove about 1/2 of the water if your keeping him in the bag. Just let the water drip on to the water he is in for like an hour I say about 1-2 drops a second and he shouldn't be so stressed when you put him into the water and it's up to you if you only want 1 puffer. You can have shrimp with him but add the shrimps first this way he doesn't automatically assume it's food and hopefully they survive. The Research I've done has me convinced that they dont have the same problem with that tooth so you don't have to worry about it but a snail a week is a nice treat.
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Just put him in a container or leave him in the bag remove about 1/2 of the water if your keeping him in the bag. Just let the water drip on to the water he is in for like an hour I say about 1-2 drops a second and he shouldn't be so stressed when you put him into the water and it's up to you if you only want 1 puffer. You can have shrimp with him but add the shrimps first this way he doesn't automatically assume it's food and hopefully they survive. The Research I've done has me convinced that they dont have the same problem with that tooth so you don't have to worry about it but a snail a week is a nice treat.
Okay cool would u happen to know if I need to use the ammonia to cycle a salt water tank? If not I will figure it out! Thanks
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Okay cool would u happen to know if I need to use the ammonia to cycle a salt water tank? If not I will figure it out! Thanks
Not sure on that one
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Okay thanks!
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Just put him in a container or leave him in the bag remove about 1/2 of the water if your keeping him in the bag. Just let the water drip on to the water he is in for like an hour I say about 1-2 drops a second and he shouldn't be so stressed when you put him into the water and it's up to you if you only want 1 puffer. You can have shrimp with him but add the shrimps first this way he doesn't automatically assume it's food and hopefully they survive. The Research I've done has me convinced that they dont have the same problem with that tooth so you don't have to worry about it but a snail a week is a nice treat.
Dont you need a special dtip tube? Or did you diy to make this?
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DIY with a tube the old fashion way. Dr foster and smith has a awesome acclimation set up. A container that replaces a the water inside it with your tank water removing all the water it came in through a drip method. Its pretty pricey $50 I believe but your fish or coral will never be out of the water
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Bonjour! I had a look at your pics. Did your puffers belly always have that grey band? Did it get any darker or lighter? I don't mean to be mean but puffers when they have happy have a bright white belly, healthy ones change a bit, when mine is sad (hungry and not seen me for hours) she has a light grey band, they love people an are like puppies. But she mainly has a bright white belly, their stomachs can be weird shapes at times e.g. after feeding and when hungry. As for snails, well I read about the eye sized snails are good... Mine crushed the shell in one bite and because the shell was the same colour as the snail it was hard for her to find the flesh and also hardly any of it!
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