Originally Posted by marsh
I want to see pics of him grillin!
I think puffers are so awesome, I wish I had unlimited space I would love to get to know some first hand. This is probably a dumb question but do puffers ever "puff"? We see pics of them puffed and I know it is a defense mechanism not regular behavior, just curious if it happens to domestic specimens?
The younger they are the easier they puff. This is cause just like a young dog or kid they get scared easier. Mine however is a young guy and he has not puffed and probally never will cause I have adequate room for him and good tank mates.
My tank mates
1x 2 foot long snowflake eel
1x med size lion fish
I know some people may say wow those are aggresive fish. They can't be more wrong.
The lion is a very docile fish just gets hungry however would never bother a fish that wasn't seen as food.
Now for the snowflake eel. Mine is large and is an extremely boring specimen of this fish species. He just sits in his rocks and only comes out every 3 to 4 days to eat.
It's also not a good thing to have them
Puff a few complication can occur when they do.
They are also not as hardy as everyone makes them seem to be. Almost all puffers come with parasites , mostly internal due to the crap they eat. I however do not qt my fish but I search for the best fish I can buy and know what to look for.
Also I've had a couple puffers prior and it's not a good idea to keep smaller size ones with power heads inside the tank or other strong water movement devices cause they can be sucked to them and 100 percent if the time causes death.
I know y'all see mine swimming next to my powerhead however I have it disconnects now and need to take it out.
These are just my own opinions not that of a professional but I can tell you my fish are healthy and happy.