After reading many many problems with this type of puffer. I have became really scared. I've never owned a fish that has so many problems.
However since day one he has eaten frozen brine cubes. Now this morning I feed my fish frozen krill and he ate that and now I just feed some blood worms and he ate them too.
I even thawed out a 1 inch thin shrimp and held it above the water and he came up to it and ate it.
Maybe I'm lucky but thus far no problems with him eating.
Thus far no problem with tank mates.
I have noticed that he is constantly swimming around and I have only noticed him once resting and that was when he decided to sleep stuck to my power head " I got scared and stuck my hand in the tank and he swam away"
He never hides like my other fish do. He is always just swimming around not once has he swam
Through a tunnel of my rocks.
Thus far he is a crazy lil guy.
Actually I'm sure he is a her so I need to start saying her.
Reason I think it's a her cause if y'all have noticed some burr fish have long horns and some have short horns. Well I think " don't quote me" but females short horned, male long horned " makes since to me"
I know cause I have read that all burr fish are caught with IP so I don't have a QT tank and I'm
Not going to medicate my entire tank with parasite killer so with that said I'm thinking about just adding some vitamins to the water and to all fish food. For now anyways.
As long as he stays looking happy, healthy and eats well I'm happy. I haven't noticed any tall tale signs of any type of parasites.