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Old 04-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Puffer puffing.

I have had a puffer for about a month now. Put in a new power head 2 weeks ago. The last 3 days now if the puffer gets to close to it he puffs up. Is this bad for him. Does it stress him.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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It does stress them out a little. That's funny that he puffs up by it though. Lokz
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Lolz I hate typing I can never get that right
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Aww! I would love to see that. I always thought it was almost deadly for them to puff up? Or is that only a certain kind of puffer?
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It's not deadly at all. It's deadly if they puff up out of water because air gets in their bodies. Water is fine.
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It seems like he does not like the Intake. That's what makes him puff. Any suggestions or he will just get used to it.
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He defends himself from the powerhead pushing the water in his face. He will get used to it. Maybe you can temporally reposition the powerhead until he gets used to it.
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Thanks terrance you always have good advise
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Also note puffers will randomly inflate themselves, ime, to regulate proper body functioning. I've kept puffers that do enjoy swimming into a strong current and will inflate themselves, possibly allowing the current flow to assist their regulating.
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Also note puffers will randomly inflate themselves, ime, to regulate proper body functioning. I've kept puffers that do enjoy swimming into a strong current and will inflate themselves, possibly allowing the current flow to assist their regulating.
That is the first time i've heard of regulating puffs. I've heard of practice puffing as a youngster and then less often as they approach adulthood.
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