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Old 01-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #11
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I'd say a lot of that would depend on the size of the puffer and the size of the food. It seems common to feed a younger/smaller puffer until their belly is slightly rounded daily with one day each week for fasting. As they age/grow the feedings would be reduced to like every other day, every two days, etc. Be careful though, as they'll happily overeat.

Just to mention about shrimp (or any other seafood that may apply) get shell on as that would be best for trimming the teeth.

I would think the puffer would have to be rather larger to crush a clam, but again that would depend on the size of the clam. If you open the clam the puffer would still be trimming his teeth in a way when scraping the meat from the clam. I know when it comes to feeding snails you feed the size of the puffers eye but that is a food that is more easily crushed in one bite.

I hope someone can give you more advice in terms of the size of food though you will probably have more of an idea once you see the puffer in person.

I haven't gotten my puffer yet so those are things I'll figure out in time too, I hope Though, I'm getting a toby, so much smaller than a porcupine.

By the way, jealous! I'd love to have a tank of that size and the foxface is another of my favorites. They're beautiful fish!
Thank you Amanda , your advice is very helpful. And informative,

I like all the puffers,🐡 I just had to have the big blue eyes and funny mouth, lol And the spikes are very cool. 😄 I love the foxface, it's my first saltwater fish. He is beautiful and is very personable as well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:19 AM   #12
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I open clams, I would do little pieces of shrimp, don't over feed. They dont really know when to stop eating. You'll start to see a little bulge in their stomachs.
Cool, thank you. I'm not real sure what size he's gonna be yet. I'm hoping medium. I will post some pictures as soon as I get him

This is unrelated but I was in the store and saw a little humu trigger, only about a inch long. It was the funniest thing. I don't know why. I guess because they are so distinct.
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Thank you Amanda , your advice is very helpful. And informative,

I like all the puffers,ddc21 I just had to have the big blue eyes and funny mouth, lol And the spikes are very cool. dde04 I love the foxface, it's my first saltwater fish. He is beautiful and is very personable as well.
You're welcome. Glad I could be of some help.

The eyes are what get you with the porcupine I think lol.

With the larger puffers I'd love to have a dogface and a porcupine one day. That would be some large tanks not to mention pretty expensive overall for the setups.

If I had a larger tank, like a 75, I'd definitely have a foxface.

I have to say I saw a trigger in person for the first time at my LFS about two months ago. I actually think it was a humu. It was so tiny, like 2 inches maybe, and it made me kind of chuckle. It's like it wasn't in proportion at that small of a size or something, just looked weird lol.
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