I looked everywhere on Puffer Dentistry, and all I get search wise is the green spotted puffer or the big puffer fish and how to do their teeth. What I am needing is advice on my Blue Spotted Toby Puffer.
Everything I give him to eat to keep his teeth down, he does not eat. I tried algae wafers, Krill, Shrimp (full Shell), and even live hermit craps. Will not touch them. All he eats is the pellets and the mysis shrimp or brine shrimp. Won't touch the Krill (At least I don't think he does). I drop the Krill in and by morning it's gone, so I don't know.
All I know is his teeth are bigger, but I don't know when it is a concern. I don't know when to worry. All I get on research is what to feed them to keep their teeth in check. So when should I be worried?
Also I seen video's on how to clip their teeth and has wondered has anyone here had experience in this? Again all they show is the Green Spotted puffer or the Bigger guys. What they do is 3 cups of tank water with 3 drops of clove oil. They also have a recovery bowl with tank water. They put the Puffer to sleep, than they simply use nail clippers and clip the teeth down to almost nothing. They put in the recovery bowl and let the puffer wake up, and back to the tank.
When should I even consider this action? I don't think he will be hard to catch, as I know when he sleeps. I can get him when he is asleep in the corner he likes. I just am scared of messing this up BIG TIME. That is why I am asking for any help and if anyone here has had experience in clipping a blue spotted toby puffers teeth. Thanks!
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.