Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
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 02-27-2011, 06:42 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 988
Ammonia is a compound, and yes it's liquid. The only place that sells suitable ammonia that I know of is Ace hardware. It's janitorial strength ammonia. The thing about ammonia is it can't contain any surfactants, soaps, etc. You can tell my shaking it. If it bubbles, don't get it. If you can't find any in your area, you can use a raw, unseasoned shrimp (cocktail shrimp).
__________________

__________________
jenatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 06:50 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 21
Ok. Ill try doing this.. I still gotta go on other websites and read up on this.. I'm not gonna buy anything till i figure it all out :]
__________________

__________________
-Omgitsammie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #13
HN1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
HN1's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ga
Posts: 8,169
I actually prefer the shrimp in a filter sock to pure ammonia. Ammonia can be found at most hardware stores or Walmart. Be careful to get pure, unscented if you go that route. With an established tank, I would personally "quick cycle" it. Move some media, decor, etc and VERY lightly stock it. Test and be prepared for any extra PWCs needed. I've only cycled one tank from scratch and now have 80 or so running.
__________________
Question everything you see on the internet. ~ George Orwell
HN1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:17 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 21
Alright.. I read the article yet, again. Just like my prediction I got another stupid question!

He talks about a "Test Kit" Would i be able to find this at my local Petsmart, Walmart, Or Petco?
Its would help alot (:

Jen. You said Shrimp. Do you mean just some at Walmart and throw some of them in? Bahah.
Im stupid. But need an answer!
__________________
-Omgitsammie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:33 PM   #15
member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Posts: 4,219
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Omgitsammie View Post
Alright.. I read the article yet, again. Just like my prediction I got another stupid question!

He talks about a "Test Kit" Would i be able to find this at my local Petsmart, Walmart, Or Petco?
Its would help alot (:

Jen. You said Shrimp. Do you mean just some at Walmart and throw some of them in? Bahah.
Im stupid. But need an answer!
Yes and yes, but I suggest the master test kit it saves money compared to purchasing the tests separately.
__________________
Gillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:37 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 21
Good. I was hopeing for that response!! Have any of you ever bred Dwarf Puffers. I got a 10 gallon for bredding. And is this proccess hard?
__________________
-Omgitsammie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:43 PM   #17
member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Posts: 4,219
There have been a few instances of spawning in the aquarium, but the problem is sexing the puffers the males typically show a brown band on the belly when they are full grown around 1'' or so making it hard since most in the store are much smaller.
Here's a good site
Dwarf Puffers : Home
__________________
Gillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:47 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Deep Seven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Van. Isl., BC Canada
Posts: 1,854
Everyones pretty much covered all the important stuff, the website Dwarf Puffers : Home has a lot of information about these little guys.

Dwarf puffers will get more agressive as they become sexually mature. The will usually kill off other tank inhabitants at this time. You want 1 male to 2 female ratio, but they are really hard to sex as juveniles.

Most dwarf puffers will do well stocked with oto cats, aprox 95%, and 50% can be stocked with ghost shrimp, the other 50% of the time the shrimp end up as food.

I've been researching and building a dwarf puffer habitat for a few months, I hope to get my own tank up and running in the next few weeks.

Test kit: You want to use a liquid test kit. Most experianced aquarists recommend the API freshwater master kit. You should be able to find one at all three stores you listed, and I've heard the walmart online store sells the test kit for about 20$.

And for using the raw shrimp method to cycle your tank, use raw shrimp, not cooked. Most large grocery stores should have raw shrimp.

Good luck with your endeavor, I'm tagging along
__________________
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" A. Einstein
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." Helen Keller
Deep Seven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:56 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 988
Nice website Deep Seven and Gillie.
__________________
jenatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #20
member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alpharetta
Posts: 5,876
Quote:
Originally Posted by HN1

No they aren't. They do fine in smaller numbers or even singly. They do not school.

I would not put a DP and a betta together. The betta won't last. Make sure to treat for parasites when you get a DP. I learned the hard way when we got our last shipment of them.
Sorry, read somewhere they were. Guess I just got mixed up! Thanks for catching me there!
__________________

__________________
Homedog98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dwarf, dwarf puffer, dwarf puffers, puffer, puffers

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
dwarf puffers slroo Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 05-25-2006 12:46 AM
dwarf puffers luck_y_777 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 12-29-2005 06:19 AM
Compatibility of Indian Dwarf Puffers with Dwarf Frogs Orcus332 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 11-20-2005 01:37 PM
Dwarf puffers! Calcifer10000 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 05-18-2004 05:59 AM
Spotted Puffers vs. Dwarf Puffers bmg213 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 01-24-2004 02:42 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 AM.


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